Why You Should Collect Rain and Repurpose It

In use since 2000 BC in countries like China and India, rainwater is even more popular today. San Franciscans have the opportunity to use rainwater for outdoor and indoor non-potable applications such as flushing the toilet or watering plants. The SFPUC encourages residents to collect and use rainwater because it: Helps reduce the amount of…

Protecting the SFPUC’s Watersheds One Project at a Time

“This was a once-in-a-generation opportunity for us,” said SFPUC’s Rangeland Manager Clayton Koopmann, as he considered the grass and oak-covered hillsides of the Wool Ranch in southern Alameda County. The SFPUC recently purchased the 787-acre parcel of land that was formerly owned by the Wool Family for $9.7 million. “The SFPUC owns the property on…

Educational Garden Shares Gardening Riches One Workshop at a Time

There’s a treasure trove tucked in the quiet Inner Sunset neighborhood in San Francisco. While many people may drive or zip by 7th Avenue to get from the south to the central part of the City, it could be easy to miss this gem that’s been a wealth of gardening knowledge for the past 30…

How MyAccount Helps Manage Water Use and Bills

San Francisco resident Roberto really likes MyAccount. “This program lets me see my water use and my water bill.” he said. “If there is a spike, I can see it and take care of it before it gets out of control and costly, and it was easy to enroll.” MyAccount is the SFPUC’s online account…