Why Richard Thi Believes Shared Ideas, Walks of Life and Experiences Make a Difference

Growing up, Richard Thi never thought about a career in public service, let alone working at a wastewater treatment plant. Raised in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point, Thi is an apprentice stationary engineer at the Southeast Treatment Plant for the SFPUC’s Wastewater Enterprise. He is currently going through his final year in the four-year apprenticeship program….

St. John’s Academy Students Head Back to School and to Their Drains

“Right now, they are named Boomer-Pit and Big Mac.” That is what Dmitri Gadreau, an eighth grade student at St. John’s Academy, shared about what his class named their adopted storm drains. “But we plan on having a contest this month to rename the them.” Right before the pandemic, students at St. John’s Academy in…

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…