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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.

State could limit city’s longstanding water rights

The privilege enjoyed by The City for a century -- the ability…

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.
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliFrank Gehrke

California snowpack at 18 percent of average

With summer approaching state water managers say California's snowpack is at 18…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliFrank Gehrke
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerMayor Ed Lee unveiled new solar panels at Davies Symphony Hall today and announced funding for GoSolarSF.

Mayor Ed Lee announces funding for solar incentive program GoSolarSF

At a celebration for a new solar system installed on the roof…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerMayor Ed Lee unveiled new solar panels at Davies Symphony Hall today and announced funding for GoSolarSF.
courtesy SFPUCThe Front Yard Ambassadors Program replaced 10 concrete front yards with drought-tolerant plants in the Sunset district Saturday. The program seeks to offset sewer problems caused by the proliferation of impermeable concrete front yards.

Sunset residents give new life to formerly paved front yards with drought-tolerant landscaping

San Francisco’s Sunset district is going against the grain of a long-standing…

courtesy SFPUCThe Front Yard Ambassadors Program replaced 10 concrete front yards with drought-tolerant plants in the Sunset district Saturday. The program seeks to offset sewer problems caused by the proliferation of impermeable concrete front yards.

SFPUC asking customers to reduce water usage by 10 percent

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is asking its customers to voluntarily…

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.
S.F. Examiner file photo by Mike Koozmin

San Francisco at 1 million: Can utilities handle population boom?

Every major aspect of San Francisco is set to feel daunting strain…

S.F. Examiner file photo by Mike Koozmin

San Francisco water rates projected to double to pay off debt

Water rates in San Francisco are projected to more double over the…

anna latino/S.F. Examiner file photoA large water main break caused damage to homes and cars in San Francisco's Parkside neighborhood last year.

Bill for San Francisco water main break exceeds $5M and is still rising

The City’s bill for damages stemming from a water main break that…

anna latino/S.F. Examiner file photoA large water main break caused damage to homes and cars in San Francisco's Parkside neighborhood last year.
Chris Roberts/S.F. Examiner file photoMayor Ed Lee

Mayor blasts CleanPowerSF as program funding could go to Rim Fire repairs

Mayor Ed Lee defended the aversion to San Francisco's renewable energy program…

Chris Roberts/S.F. Examiner file photoMayor Ed Lee
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

Supervisors blast SFPUC, mayor over CleanPowerSF program

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has refused to set electricity rates…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup
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.

It's a dirty job, but someone has to maintain San Francisco's sewer system

Ten feet below the surface of Tiffany Avenue just south of the…

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

SFPUC explores green projects to lessen burden on sewer system

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is going green. The agency is…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJason Kellerman at his poker company office
Kohler Co. via AP

Low-flow toilets on a roll in S.F.

This is The City that knows how to save water — with…

Kohler Co. via AP
Beth Laberge/Special to the S.F. ExaminerEight companies will participate in San Francisco's pilot LED streetlight program.

San Francisco poised to test LED, Wi-Fi tech on street lights

Energy-saving streetlights and wireless systems controlling them will be tested in three…

Beth Laberge/Special to the S.F. ExaminerEight companies will participate in San Francisco's pilot LED streetlight program.

Prop. F, Hetch Hetchy restoration a costly dream

San Francisco does not currently do enough to recycle water. Nor does…

Save reservoir, vote no on Proposition F

This week, the San Francisco Superior Court confirmed the ballot summary language…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe new SFPUC offices.

Bills flood water users after yearlong freebie

A free ride on bills for 133 San Francisco utility customers has…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe new SFPUC offices.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Wednesday

More green water systems might be on tap for SFPUC

When the shiny new headquarters of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Wednesday
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Light shined on problem streetlamps

The City is making strides toward solving what is described as one…

Last year there were about 6