Local Artists Sirron Norris and Malik Seneferu to Create Temporary Artworks As Part of SFPUC’s Southeast Treatment Plant Improvement Project

Bay Area visual artists Sirron Norris and Malik Seneferu have been selected by the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to be the first of four artists to create large-scale temporary murals in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. Artwork by Norris and Seneferu will be featured, each for one year, on…

A Look Back in History: Tramway Play

The Early Intake (Lower Cherry) Powerhouse began commercial operation five years before the O’Shaughnessy Dam was completed. The following photos show a 1918 peek at the tramway that ran from the “ridge” to the river-side site, which was a long way down and very steep. The “emergency stop” in the foreground of one of the…

Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant Funds Garden Spaces Across San Francisco

The SFPUC recently awarded Urban Watershed Stewardship Grants to two local nonprofits: Climate Action Now and San Francisco Parks Alliance. Each year, the SFPUC’s Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant provides funding for community-based projects which help manage stormwater using ecologically based designs known as “green infrastructure (GI)”.   GI is a set of engineered, sustainable stormwater management tools…

SFPUC Encourages Residents to Protect Their Sewer Pipes

Normally, you would hear the SFPUC say “Only the 3 Ps down the pipes: toilet Paper, Poop and Pee.” While that message will last the test of time, sewer pipes are something that won’t, unless you take care of them. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission really needs you – especially the property owners –…

Flex Alert: Conserve Energy During the Heatwave

A state-wide Flex Alert has been issued directing Californians to conserve electricity through Thursday, asking Californians to conserve energy, especially between the hours of 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. The heatwave in California is causing strain on the state’s grid, which can result in power outages. Power outages can occur when there is not a sufficient amount…