Green Infrastructure: Helping Manage Our Stormwater for the Future

The heavy rains and winds San Francisco experienced in late January marked the first significant rainfall of the year. What happens to that rain once it falls is very important, especially for the SFPUC. On average, over 10 billion gallons of rain falls in San Francisco each year. That rain falling on our roofs, sidewalks…

SFPUC Strike Team Responds to Stormy Weather

Stormy conditions hit San Francisco this week and the SFPUC’s Strike Team deployed two nights in a row. In part two of this series , we look at how a Stormwatch activation deploys crews while most people are sleeping to comb the city for clogged catch basins. “We were prepared for the worst, with more…

Work Set to Proceed on Mountain Tunnel Improvements Project

The SFPUC is set to begin construction work on the Mountain Tunnel Improvements Project, a multi-year effort to upgrade and rehabilitate a critical component of the SFPUC Regional Water System that serves 2.7 million customers in the Bay Area. “The water we provide our customers passes through miles of pipelines and tunnels before it reaches taps in…