Why You May See Smoke at the SFPUC’s Peninsula Watershed

Firefighters and watershed keepers are passionate about preventing the SFPUC’s lands from being devastated by a catastrophe like a wildfire. Year after year they work together to stage controlled burns to keep the face of earthen dams from accumulating dried vegetation that could contribute fuel to turn a small burn into a devastating fire. Just…

This Huge Crane is Excavating Near Priest Reservoir – Here’s Why

Large scale excavations have officially begun at the Mountain Tunnel Improvements Project. The tell-tale sign of this milestone was the appearance of the huge crane near Priest Reservoir. The specialty Liebherr crane was manufactured in Austria and carefully transported to the remote site in pieces. The crane is so large it had to be broken…

Why Spread da Aloha is a Way of Life for Ryan Gabriel

“Spread da Aloha” is a family mantra of Ryan Gabriel’s, one that has deep meaning from his grandfather and has been a way of life. Gabriel is a System Operations Manager for the SFPUC’s Water Supply & Treatment Division. He oversees the operations of the Regional Water System, which covers facilities and local water supplies…