Water Quality Complaints Down 32 Percent According to Annual Report

With Bay Area residents spending more time at home as a result of shelter-in-place orders, residential customers are increasing their water usage at a time when satisfaction with the SFPUC’s water quality continues to improve significantly. Concerns about the SFPUC’s water quality decreased by 32 percent in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to the…

A Look Back in History: Lake Merced

Lake Merced is a fresh water lake in southwestern San Francisco that supplied water starting in the 1860’s. It is now surrounded by a large park (established in the 1950s) and serves as a popular recreational area in The City. It is also a significant stop -over location for migratory birds on the “Pacific Flyway.”…

What Being a Disaster Service Worker Means to Ryan Gabriel

In Ryan Gabriel’s 17 years with the SFPUC, he has learned a great deal of understanding the City and Bay Area’s water infrastructure operations and building his experience in emergency response. Throughout his career, Gabriel has learned the ability translate and expand these skillsets and apply them to other types of incident response. “I have…