Essential Worker Spotlight: Wes Ng

When Nancy Au-Yeung snapped a photo of Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) Superintendent Wes Ng in action, surrounded by an underground lair of pipes, she didn’t think it would give others such an in-depth peek into the everyday challenges essential workers face at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Au-Yeung’s amazing photo has since been…

SFPUC Kicks Off Pollution Prevention Week

This week we are celebrating National Pollution Prevention Week. Here in San Francisco we are highlighting the role of the SFPUC’s Pollution Prevention Program in ensuring we continue to protect public health and the environment. So many of us enjoy outdoor recreation activities and making the most of the beautiful sights and sounds that San Francisco…

How Hetch Hetchy Power Helped the Salesforce Transit Center to #RebuildBetter

The Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco is more than a regional transit hub—it’s a destination. Overseen by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, it features a beautiful 5.4-acre public park, service for numerous transit systems, trendy restaurants, shops and more. And it’s all powered by 100% greenhouse gas-free electricity supplied by Hetch Hetchy Power. As San Francisco’s…

Stormwater Schoolyards: Joining the Fight to Protect Our Sewer Infrastructure

San Francisco’s combined sewer system treats both the wastewater from our homes and offices, and the stormwater that falls from the sky (approximately 10 billion gallons a year) and lands on our paved surfaces when it rains. By leveraging a public-private partnership approach, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is well on its way…

Local Artists Sirron Norris Uses Construction Fence as a Canvas for Powerful Bayview-Hunter’s Point History Mural

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) unveiled the first of four large-scale temporary murals in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. The 300-foot artwork by Bay Area visual artist Sirron Norris spans across the Southeast Treatment Plant Headworks Facilities Project’s construction fence on Evans Avenue between Rankin and Phelps Streets for…

SFPUC Encourages Residents to Protect Their Sewer Pipes

Normally, you would hear the SFPUC say “Only the 3 Ps down the pipes: toilet Paper, Poop and Pee.” While that message will last the test of time, sewer pipes are something that won’t, unless you take care of them. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission really needs you – especially the property owners –…