Wastewater Samples Help Researchers Monitor Nursing Home for COVID-19 Outbreak

The State Water Resources Control Board and the California Water Quality Monitoring Council recently recognized the SFPUC and other agencies for their role in developing and implementing wastewater monitoring to manage the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have sought ways to identify signs of…

A Career in Construction with Shabrea Thornton

“Now that I’m in construction, I’m proud of where I’m at in life today,” Shabrea Thornton says with pride and feelings of accomplishment for her recent efforts to ensure a brighter, more stable future for herself and her daughter. Born and raised in Bayview-Hunters Point, Thornton is working as an apprentice laborer with Bertco, Inc.,…

Malik Seneferu’s Mural Installation on Evans Avenue

Drive down Evans Avenue in the Bayview neighborhood and you will see a new large-scale temporary mural, Clear the Air, by Bayview Hunters-Point native and artist Malik Seneferu. The mural is installed along the Headworks Facility Project fence on Evans Avenue between Rankin and Phelps Streets. Seneferu was commissioned by the SFPUC and San Francisco Arts Commission…

John Martin a Centrifugal Force at the Southeast Treatment Plant

“I work with my hands and equipment. I’d rather keep my hands on the tools.” John Martin is a Stationary Engineer in heavy maintenance for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC’s) Southeast Treatment Plant and he’s made a career being a machinist, for 57 years to be exact, with 27 years at the SFPUC….