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San Francisco residents receive training on drain maintenance. (Photo courtesy SFPUC)

‘Adopt a Drain’ program going strong as SF residents sign up to help

If your local storm drain is often blocked, flooded or in need…

 

Fisherman's Wharf during a storm in 2016. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

SF ramps up preparations for big weekend storm

A large storm that's meant to wallop the state of California and…

 

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Storm drains receiving deep clean in anticipation of weekend storm

Keep your eyes out for San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) vehicles…

 

(Aleah Fajardo/Special To S.F. Examiner)

Take that, drought! ‘Incredibly wet’ October lifts SF’s water supply

Rain is falling from the skies at a rate San Francisco hasn’t…

(Aleah Fajardo/Special To S.F. Examiner)
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. (Dan Schreiber/S.F. Examiner file photo)

No threat to SF drinking water from wildfire

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is ready to switch its water…

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. (Dan Schreiber/S.F. Examiner file photo)
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”?…

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)

New sinkhole opens up on Polk Street

A new sinkhole opened up on a San Francisco street Thursday, but…

Crews inspect a large sinkhole that formed Tuesday evening along Mission Street between New Montgomery and 2nd Streets in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Crews repairing sinkhole that formed downtown Tuesday night

Repairs to a sinkhole that formed in The City's Yerba Buena neighborhood…

Crews inspect a large sinkhole that formed Tuesday evening along Mission Street between New Montgomery and 2nd Streets in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission workers stand over a large sinkhole on Sacramento Street in San Francisco, Friday, April 22, 2016. According to a spokesperson for the the city's Public Utilities Commission, the sinkhole appeared on Thursday, caused by a broken sewer pipe line. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Crews begin rebuilding 125-year-old manhole in Pacific Heights

Utility crews began rebuilding a 125-year-old, nine-foot-deep, brick-lined manhole Thursday in San…

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission workers stand over a large sinkhole on Sacramento Street in San Francisco, Friday, April 22, 2016. According to a spokesperson for the the city's Public Utilities Commission, the sinkhole appeared on Thursday, caused by a broken sewer pipe line. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Street reopens after crews fill Pacific Heights sinkhole

A sinkhole that opened up in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood Thursday…

A large sinkhole caused by a broken sewer main is seen near Sacramento and Lyon streets in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 22, 2016. (Photo courtesy Reagan Hudgens)

Crews repairing broken sewer main that caused sinkhole in Pacific Heights

Crews on Friday were working to repair a broken sewer main that…

A large sinkhole caused by a broken sewer main is seen near Sacramento and Lyon streets in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 22, 2016. (Photo courtesy Reagan Hudgens)
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…

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)

SFPUC committed to helping greenhouses

More than 25 years ago, the Southeast Greenhouses located at 1150 Phelps…

Water main break reported in Mission Terrace neighborhood

Utility crews are working to shut off water following a water main…

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…

Two separate homes burglarized by men posing as utility workers

Two San Francisco homes were burglarized Monday in separate incidents by men…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2014 AP file photoWhile city sidewalks still needed to be sprayed off

SFPUC water users exceed savings goal in 2014

The Bay Area did as it was told and saved water last…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2014 AP file photoWhile city sidewalks still needed to be sprayed off

107-year-old water main breaks in SF

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is responding to a broken water…

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.

Historic SF gun club fighting to dodge eviction

San Francisco resident Michael Emery recalls the moment of surprise when his…

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.
National Drought Mitigation CenterMore parts of the state than ever before — including much of Northern California and nearly all of the Bay Area — reached the most severe drought classification given by a federal monitoring system in the last week.

Bay Area water users finally meeting SFPUC’s voluntary reduction goal

After a free-flowing spring, some Bay Area water users have saved themselves…

National Drought Mitigation CenterMore parts of the state than ever before — including much of Northern California and nearly all of the Bay Area — reached the most severe drought classification given by a federal monitoring system in the last week.