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Meet Darrell Andrews, the Chief Stationary Engineer at our agency headquarters at 525 Golden Gate Ave. From maintaining the sustainable functionality of our in-house non-potable water treatment center, the Living Machine, to making sure that the rooftop rain gauge is operating seamlessly, Darrell plays a vital role in ensuring that the ecosystem within our LEED Platinum certified building is working properly.
Emily, a San Francisco native with longstanding ties to the Bayview-Hunters Point community, will lead the day-to-day operations at the facility and help support our Southeast Community Facility Commission. She will also oversee the planning and development of the new location at 1550 Evans Street.
Our crews are marking critical repairs to the Mountain Tunnel. The tunnel transports drinking water from Hetch Hetchy to the 2.7 million San Francisco Bay Area customers that rely on our services. The infrastructure repair work that our crews are doing on the Mountain Tunnel now is key to the resiliency and reliability of our water supply for many years to come.
Fats, oils, and grease clog and erode pipes. Recycling your used cooking oil through our SFGreasecycle program prevents nasty build ups and blocks in our aging sewer pipes. After cooking with any fats and oils make sure to collect, store, and recycle your used grease properly. Once recycled, we will convert the used cooking oil into sustainable biofuel that is used to power diesel fleets.
When you flush the toilet; what happens to the pee, poo, and toilet paper? The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and California Academy of Sciences helped answer this question by creating the “Story of Poo.” Watch this animated video to learn about San Francisco’s sewer system through the eyes of a six-year-old girl. To access our supporting educational materials and to learn more about our sewer system, please visit: sfwater.org/storyofpoo
During the fires in Northern and Southern California, 93 San Francisco City and County employees helped support the fire response and recovery efforts in the affected communities. Murat Bozkurt, a Project Manager at the San Francisco Water Power Sewer and a member of the FEMA California Task Force 4, was one of those deployed to Butte County.
See if you qualify for a free toilet through our Plumbing Fixture Replacement Program (PREP). It will help you save water and save money.
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