Why Rionda Batiste Believes Knowledge Can Inspire Younger Generations in Utilities

Education is critical in Rionda Batiste’s line of work. Knowledge paired with training is key to the health and safety of SFPUC employees. For Batiste, knowledge is also hope for younger generations, especially girls. Batiste is a Junior Administrative Analyst supporting the SFPUC Wastewater Enterprise safety department’s respiratory protection program. Before COVID-19, her role was…

Why Representation is Essential to Hina Dave’s Work at the SFPUC

“Although Women’s History Month has been recognized and celebrated for several decades, there is still a lot of work to do,” said Hina Dave. Dave is a Utility Specialist for retail services in the SFPUC’s Power Enterprise. As a Meter Data Management lead, she is responsible for processing PG&E and SFPUC meters’ load data and…

How Carla Godfrey Represents Women in Engineering and Wastewater

Carla Godfrey knew she loved working with her hands. She often worked on her own car. “I knew I didn’t want to work in an office. I wanted to work outside if I could. I liked working on things and taking apart things.” So she looked into a state jobs training program to repair business…

One Year of COVID: SFPUC Continues Essential Duties Everyday

Today marks the one year anniversary since San Francisco enacted its stay at home order in response to COVID-19. Though the general public stayed home, many essential workers continued to report in for work, including hundreds of SFPUC employees to keep water, power and sewer services running 24/7. Since Mayor Breed called a state of…

Here’s What You Can Do to Detect Leaks, Save Water, and Save Money

Making sure plumbing fixtures and appliances are being used efficiently has many benefits. Not only because it saves water, but because it also saves money. Today kicks off national Fix a Leak Week, organized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a reminder that leaky appliances can waste up to 1 trillion gallons of water annually….