Important Things to Do in Preparation for the Unexpected

“Prepared, not scared” is this year’s theme for National Preparedness Month, which kicked off earlier this month. Since its inception in 2004, National Preparedness Month occurs annually in September as a reminder to be prepared for the unexpected, such as earthquakes, extreme weather and other emergency situations. The SFPUC has emergency preparedness and response procedures…

San Francisco Legacy Business Veritable Vegetable Enrolls in CleanPowerSF’s SuperGreen Program

Veritable Vegetable, a San Francisco-based organic produce distributor, has become the first Legacy Business to enroll in CleanPowerSF’s SuperGreen program, which provides 100 percent renewable energy service. The SFPUC operates CleanPowerSF, which offers two choices for cleaner energy. The Green service program is 48 percent renewable, and the SuperGreen service is 100 percent renewable. As…

The Importance of “1-1-3,” Water and Your Emergency Kit

The question is not “if,” but “when” – a mantra that most people who live in a state prone to earthquakes know all too well. Widespread infrastructure damage is expected following a major earthquake. This may possibly include damage to regional water transmission and storage facilities, distribution pipelines, storage, and firefighting facilities in San Francisco,…

San Francisco Issues $2.5 Billion Offer Letter for Purchase of PG&E Assets

Last week, the City and County of San Francisco submitted a $2.5 billion offer letter to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for purchase of the company’s electricity assets in San Francisco. The offer letter was the result of an eight-month process, which began in January when Mayor London N. Breed directed the SFPUC to…

SFPUC Retires the Boat and Grabs the Remote Control

A new footbridge to the gate house at Moccasin Reservoir means SFPUC staff no longer need to row a boat to the tower and crank a nearly 100-year-old gate valve by hand when they need to increase or decrease the amount of water in the reservoir. New upgrades will allow SFPUC staff to open and…