Hetch Hetchy

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission wants to use recycled water to irrigate Golden Gate Park and fill park lakes as well as irrigating two public golf courses. (Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF advances plans to blend Hetch Hetchy water with groundwater

San Francisco’s plan to mix groundwater with Hetch Hetchy drinking water advanced…

 

San Francisco’s water supply relies upon the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and the Tuolumne River. And like beer: We don’t buy it; we just rent it. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco’s underground river

Ever hear that adage: “You don’t buy beer; you just rent it”?…

 

Supe seeks to make it easier for residents to recycle water

A San Francisco supervisor is hoping to make it easier for The…

 

Millions of gallons of water lost in Hetch Hetchy regional water system pipeline break

Millions of gallons of water have been lost from a 54-inch regional…

Utilities scramble to make backup water plans after break in major pipeline

A major water pipeline that broke in San Bruno on Monday night,…

Dan Schreiber/s.f. examiner file photoSan Francisco's ability to store water at the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir could be curtailed as early as June 15 if water supplies are found to be too low as a result of drought conditions.

Rebuilding today for future water service

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission focuses every day on operating an…

Dan Schreiber/s.f. examiner file photoSan Francisco's ability to store water at the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir could be curtailed as early as June 15 if water supplies are found to be too low as a result of drought conditions.
DAN SCHREIBER/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOThe system that delivers water from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is in need of repairs.

SF water and power system could fail without comprehensive repairs

A key part of the far-flung network of pipes, tunnels and power…

DAN SCHREIBER/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOThe system that delivers water from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is in need of repairs.
Chris Roberts/2013 S.f. Examiner file PhotoSmoke is seen over Hetch Hetchy Reservoir during the Rim Fire in September. A report delivered to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday found no ill effects on The City’s drinking water.

SF water unaffected by Rim Fire, new report finds

Drink easy — the Rim Fire didn’t burn the water supply. The…

Chris Roberts/2013 S.f. Examiner file PhotoSmoke is seen over Hetch Hetchy Reservoir during the Rim Fire in September. A report delivered to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday found no ill effects on The City’s drinking water.
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Supervisor proposal seeks to ban plastic water bottle sales on SF property

San Francisco is poised to take a major step in reducing plastic…

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Chris Roberts/S.f. Examiner file photoSan Francisco spent $1.2 million on electricity while its municipal powerhouses were shut down during the Rim Fire.

Rim Fire damage costs San Francisco $36.3 million

The City’s bill for repairing the damage to its water and power…

Chris Roberts/S.f. Examiner file photoSan Francisco spent $1.2 million on electricity while its municipal powerhouses were shut down during the Rim Fire.

CleanPowerSF could be done in by a dirty trick

The mountainsides around the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir are still smoldering, as is…

AP file photoThe O’Shaughnessy Dam and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir near Yosemite National Park.

Cash for CleanPowerSF could be used to cover Rim Fire costs

The damage done by the historic Rim Fire to The City's far-flung…

AP file photoThe O’Shaughnessy Dam and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir near Yosemite National Park.
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Rim Fire: Teams work to figure out how to protect Hetch Hetchy from storm runoff

As a gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park entered its…

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Crews make overnight gains on Yosemite wildfire

Crews working to corral the massive wildfire searing the edge of Yosemite…

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Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerStudents attend a Hack Reactor session in downtown San Francisco on a recent afternoon. The coding school accepts one student for every 30 applicants.

Rim Fire reaches Hetch Hetchy but water remains safe

The massive Rim Fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerStudents attend a Hack Reactor session in downtown San Francisco on a recent afternoon. The coding school accepts one student for every 30 applicants.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJason Kellerman at his poker company office

Rim Fire getting closer to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir as more drinking water sent to Bay Area

Flames from the wildfire raging in and around Yosemite National Park reached…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJason Kellerman at his poker company office
AP Photo/Jae C. HongInmate firefighters walk along state Highway 120 as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park

San Francisco’s water remains safe as Rim Fire continues to grow

San Francisco’s supply of water and electricity remained safe Sunday as a…

AP Photo/Jae C. HongInmate firefighters walk along state Highway 120 as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park
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Rim Fire may cloud SF's water, but not put it in danger, officials say

San Francisco's water supply may become cloudier over the weekend due to…

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SF fire crew heading to fight Rim Fire near Yosemite

A strike team from the San Francisco Fire Department was preparing Friday…

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Getty ImagesA firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District uses a hose to cool down hot spots while battling the Rim Fire.

San Francisco water supply safe for now despite massive wildfire burning near Hetch Hetchy

The massive, out-of-control wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park has torched some…

Getty ImagesA firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District uses a hose to cool down hot spots while battling the Rim Fire.