San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

UPDATE: Street where water main break occurred to be closed all day

UPDATE, 3:50 p.m.: A portion of a street in San Francisco's Bayview District…

 

Five city departments in San Francisco are planning to implement the use of drones to improve safety and security. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Five SF departments plan to use drones as privacy concerns persist

A handful of city departments plan to start using drones in San…

 

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos advocates opening the watershed for public recreation in a video he made for the Open the SF Watershed organization. (Courtesy Open the SF Watershed)

Supervisors call for greater recreational access to watershed

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has aroused the ire of some…

 

The City is evicting three long-time nursery businesses in the Bayview because the greenhouse at 1150 Phelps St. has reportedly fallen into despair. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco kicking out longtime Bayview greenhouse businesses

Three Bayview plant nursery businesses dating back to the 1980s have until…

The City is evicting three long-time nursery businesses in the Bayview because the greenhouse at 1150 Phelps St. has reportedly fallen into despair. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Workers whittle away at the Pacific Rod and Gun Club Upland Soil Remedial Action Project at the west shore of Lake Merced. The club closed in April to allow the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to conduct a yearlong $22 million cleanup. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF ready to vet new tenants for former Pacific Rod and Gun Club site

San Francisco is ready to begin the process of choosing a new…

Workers whittle away at the Pacific Rod and Gun Club Upland Soil Remedial Action Project at the west shore of Lake Merced. The club closed in April to allow the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to conduct a yearlong $22 million cleanup. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

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,…

SFPUC requires outdoor irrigation accounts to reduce water use to 25 percent of 2013 levels

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission passed a measure today that aims…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe sewage treatment planet in Bayview-Hunters Point could soon see upgrades that will help cut down on the foul smell in the area.

Proposed SFPUC project to address foul sewage smell in Bayview-Hunters Point

The foul smells of the Southeast Treatment Plant could eventually be a…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe sewage treatment planet in Bayview-Hunters Point could soon see upgrades that will help cut down on the foul smell in the area.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2014 File PhotoThe Pacific Rod and Gun Club has been open since 1928 and at its current facility at Lake Merced since 1934.

SF bids farewell to historic Pacific Rod and Gun Club

The Pacific Rod and Gun Club opened more than eight decades ago…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2014 File PhotoThe Pacific Rod and Gun Club has been open since 1928 and at its current facility at Lake Merced since 1934.
www.sfwater.org/SewerRapYouth interns with the SFPUC have made a rap video to bring attention to The City's aging sewer system.

Youth produce rap video to share importance of San Francisco's sewer system

Youth interns with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission helped produce a…

www.sfwater.org/SewerRapYouth interns with the SFPUC have made a rap video to bring attention to The City's aging sewer system.
Gabrielle LurieSucculents and cacti are becoming a more popular item for box windows as they require very little water. The Sloat Garden Center in the Sunset has seen an increase in their drought-resistant plants since the drought began two years ago. Marshall Crutcher who works at the Sloat Garden Center organizes the drought tolerant plants and makes sure that they have enough water.

SF ends record-breaking warm winter as drought impacts deepen

A record-breaking warm winter in San Francisco does not bode well for…

Gabrielle LurieSucculents and cacti are becoming a more popular item for box windows as they require very little water. The Sloat Garden Center in the Sunset has seen an increase in their drought-resistant plants since the drought began two years ago. Marshall Crutcher who works at the Sloat Garden Center organizes the drought tolerant plants and makes sure that they have enough water.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSpofford Alley will receive planters that capture storm water as part of an SFPUC plan.

Chinatown alley slated to be spruced up in green project

One of the most heavily traveled alleys in Chinatown is about a…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSpofford Alley will receive planters that capture storm water as part of an SFPUC plan.

Woman burglarized by man posing as water department worker

A woman was burglarized by a man posing as a water department…

Public input sought on new $1.2 billion wastewater plant in SF

Replacing the tanks where wastewater from most of The City's toilets flow…

Public Utilities Commission warns public about burglars posing as water workers

Local authorities want to alert the public about burglars disguising themselves as…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner File PhotoPacific Rod and Gun Club members trapshoot at the club’s Lake Merced location. Participants purchase tokens and deposit them in a vending box which gives them a specified amount of clay discs to shoot at.

SF gun club told to vacate Lake Merced premises by April 8 for cleanup work

The Pacific Rod and Gun Club has been informed it must vacate…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner File PhotoPacific Rod and Gun Club members trapshoot at the club’s Lake Merced location. Participants purchase tokens and deposit them in a vending box which gives them a specified amount of clay discs to shoot at.
Mike  koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoLegislation introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that was approved Tuesday seeks to boost clean-energy usage in San Francisco.

SF’s public-power program set for new customers

After the political uproar last year that followed the failed launch of…

Mike  koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoLegislation introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that was approved Tuesday seeks to boost clean-energy usage in San Francisco.
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerTelecommunication companies want to install wireless antennas on some of The City’s 16

SF to charge wireless companies to install equipment on city light poles

Streetlight poles in San Francisco could start producing money under a scheme…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerTelecommunication companies want to install wireless antennas on some of The City’s 16
Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoLake Folsom is like many other water sources in the state at extremely low levels. But the SFPUC’s supply from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is better off.

Water conservation very likely in 2015

San Franciscans have learned to save water during California's epic drought. Unless…

Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoLake Folsom is like many other water sources in the state at extremely low levels. But the SFPUC’s supply from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is better off.