Why You May See Smoke at the SFPUC’s Peninsula Watershed

Firefighters and watershed keepers are passionate about preventing the SFPUC’s lands from being devastated by a catastrophe like a wildfire. Year after year they work together to stage controlled burns to keep the face of earthen dams from accumulating dried vegetation that could contribute fuel to turn a small burn into a devastating fire. Just…

This Huge Crane is Excavating Near Priest Reservoir – Here’s Why

Large scale excavations have officially begun at the Mountain Tunnel Improvements Project. The tell-tale sign of this milestone was the appearance of the huge crane near Priest Reservoir. The specialty Liebherr crane was manufactured in Austria and carefully transported to the remote site in pieces. The crane is so large it had to be broken…

Gardening 101: Learn How to Reduce Pests and Water Usage

It is a typically San Francisco summer – dry and cold, but always with a bit of sunshine and plenty of fog. With summer underway as we’re coming out of a dry winter, the SFPUC has teamed up with Charlotte Canner, Integrated Pest Management Advocate and Educator for the Our Water Our World Program. The…

Energy Talks: 3 Ways to Save Money with Time-Of-Use Rates

This July 2021, most CleanPowerSF and PG&E residential customers will transition to a Time-of-Use rate plan. A Time-of-Use Rate plan means that when you use electricity matters just as much as how much energy you use. CleanPoweSF Utility Specialist and Energy Savings Expert, Justin Pine, joined us to share his top three tips for how…