December 23, 2010

Thinking about what to give during the holidays? Think no more: give the SFPUC the gift of your used cooking oil

Your gift will have two benefits - keeping our sewers clean, and helping the environment by creating biofuel for use in vehicles.

Here is what happens if you don't gift us your used cooking oil:

Collect your used cooking oil, and drop it off at one of SFPUC's used cooking oil collection sites in San Francisco. It is easy!

For a list of drop-off sites, visit SFGreasecycle's residential web-page.

To learn more about SFPUC's used cooking oil to biofuel program, visit

HAPPY grease-free HOLIDAYS!

December 16, 2010

Rain forecast in S.F. - just in time during a busy holiday shopping weekend!

To minimize potential flooding, SFPUC crews have been preparing in advance of the weekend storm by flushing the sewer lines and cleaning catch basins.

You can help too: before you go out and about shopping for the holidays, just sweep away leaves and debris away from catch basins.

In SF, to report clogged catch basins or street flooding, contact 311 or @sf311. You can also go to

Stay dry and good luck shopping in the rain!

November 23, 2010

Thinking about frying that turkey for Thanksgiving? Don't even think about pouring the fryer oil or grease down the drain!

Instead, give the used grease or oil to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), and we will turn it into biofuel for use in vehicles.

See what might happen if you pour used cooking oil down the drain:

At Thanksgiving, most people cook and share a meal with friends and family. Come next day, drop off your used grease at one of SFGreasecycle's permanent collection sites in San Francisco. By doing that, you will help reduce sewer blockages caused by fats, oil and grease and turn a waste product into something useful - biofuel.

For a list of used cooking grease drop-off sites in S.F., go to SFGreasecycle's residential web-page.

Visit for more information.


November 19, 2010

Rainy Weekend!

We love a rainy weekend; stay in and get cozy! To prepare our streets and City, help prevent local flooding by sweeping debris away from catch basins.

In SF, contact 311 or @sf311 to report clogged catch basins or street flooding. You can also go to

Stay dry and have fun in the puddles!

October 29, 2010

Learn How to Make Your Own Rain Barrel System!

Rainwater Harvesting: A Hands-On Workshop
Presented by Tara Hui from Greywater Action

Learn about San Francisco's water and waste water system. Save water, save money, save our Bay and Ocean by storing rain water that is free, with simple low-cost rainwater catchment systems, and use it in the dry months.

This workshop will be hands-on. We will install a small linked barrel system at a beautiful community garden called The Greenway.

Date: Saturday Nov 6th
Time: 10am to 1 pm
Location: Visitacion Valley Greenway Community Garden

Cost: $25 to $50 sliding scale, participants will get a free 45-gal food grade barrel with completion of the class. (Limited work-trade available, contact us early for details.)

To sign-up:

But wait! There’s more…

The SFPUC continues its popular Discounted Rain Barrel and Cistern Program! Learn how to buy rain barrels and cisterns at more than 50% off retail prices! For details, visit:

October 27, 2010


Civic and Environmental Leadership Cited as Key Reasons for Appointment of Past President and Director of City’s Environment Commission and Department

Francesca Vietor, a respected voice in the San Francisco environmental community, was elected yesterday as President of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Vietor will lead the five member commission that sets policy for the City’s water, power and sewer department. Vietor, previously serving as Vice-President of the Commission, has served on the Commission since September 2008.

“I want to acknowledge the outstanding work of outgoing Commission President F.X. Crowley and congratulate Francesca on her new appointment,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom. “Francesca’s years of civic and environmental leadership will help further San Francisco and the SFPUC’s tradition of environmental stewardship and innovation.”

Vietor, a native San Franciscan, has been a dedicated voice and advocate for environmental protection programs for more than two decades. Previous positions include serving as President of the Urban Forest Council (2003-2005), Chair of the Mayor’s Environmental Transition Team (2003), President of the S.F. Commission on the Environment (1997-1999) and Director of the S.F. Department of the Environment (1999-2001). Vietor has served as the principal consultant to Ecoworks (2005-2010) and on both the staff and board of the Rainforest Action Network. She is co-founder and codirector of 1000 Flowers, a national woman’s voter registration and mobilization effort, which registered and activated over 20,000 women in 47 states.

Vietor’s community service has also included work with Bioneers, Bluewater Network, Center for Environmental Health, Commonweal, the Chez Panisse Foundation, Friends of San Francisco Public Library, the Goldman Fund, Greenpeace, International Rivers, Neighborhood Parks Council, Save the Bay and Slide Ranch, among others.

“Water, energy and wastewater are critical issues facing our communities, our city and our state,” said Vietor. “I will work with my fellow commissioners to ensure that we have adequate fresh water, clean energy and sustainable wastewater systems to protect our environment, as well as safeguard the public health and economic future of our city.”

A graduate of Georgetown University and BFA candidate at California College for the Arts, Vietor lives in San Francisco with her five-year-old daughter, Chiara.

October 25, 2010

Don’t let that rainwater go to waste!


While supplies last, San Francisco residents, businesses and schools can purchase 60-gallon rain barrels and larger volume cisterns at steep discounts, compliments of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Purchase your first barrel for $85 and each additional barrel for only $45 – that’s more than 50% off the regular retail price of $105! Cistern discounts range from $160 to $640 depending upon volume.

The discounted rain barrels and cisterns are available at:

The Urban Farmer Store
(San Francisco location only)
2833 Vicente Street, at 40th Avenue
Phone orders are welcome: 415-661-2204 (ext. 1)

For more information on this discount program, or on San Francisco’s rainwater harvesting program, please visit:

October 21, 2010

Rains are on the way!

Have you checked on the catch basin (storm drain) in your neighborhood? Are they covered with leaves or trash? Now is the time to clear those up. Why? Leaves and debris can clog our catch basins - entryway to our combined sewer system - and may cause street flooding.

See a catch basin covered with leaves vs. a clean one:

You can do your part by raking away the leaves and put them in your green (compost) bin. Anything else in the black (garbage) bins. Make sure you wear gloves for this chore.

Too much stuff or too difficult to clean? Call San Francisco's 3-1-1 and they will immediately contact SFPUC's Sewer Operations Crews to clean. Don't attempt to remove debris below surface!

Want to learn more why it is so important to keep the catch basins clean and our sewers flowing? Visit our website at

October 7, 2010

Rainwater Harvesting for Urban Gardeners: A Hands-On Workshop

Presented by Tara Hui and Christina Bertea from Greywater Action

Simple, low-cost rainwater catchment systems can increase your backyard harvest, reduce stormwater runoff and prevent combined sewer overflows, recharge aquifers, and lower your water bill. In this hands-on workshop, students will review design and build a multi-unit rain barrel system.

Date: October 23, Saturday
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Location: 11 Wawona Street, San Francisco

Starting with a lecture, we will go over different catchment systems, and design considerations. During the hands-on portion after lunch (included in the workshop), we’ll locate the downspouts, and install a 675-gal rain-catchment system on-site, using recycled drums provided by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC).

Sign up through the Greywater Action website: (1st 10 people to sign-up will receive a free drum, courtesy of SFPUC, at the workshop)

$30-$100 sliding scale. (Limited work trade available. Please contact us early to inquire. Not available the day of.)

October 5, 2010

A rather unusual bike tour: visiting San Francisco’s sewers!

On Saturday, September 25, close to 40 hearty cyclists embarked on a bike tour of a small segment of San Francisco’s infamous sewer system.

The cyclists (aka ‘sewer-bike enthusiasts’ including SFPUC staff) began their journey at 17th and Folsom and rode along the historic alignment of Mission Creek as it would have flowed in the 1800s.

The creek’s winding route coursed westerly along what is now Division Street, turned southwesterly, crossing Alabama and Harrison Streets, and then proceeded south between Harrison Street and Treat Avenue to Eighteenth Street. The original mouth of the creek, which would have been the estuary of Mission Creek, is west of 7th Street. The current layout of many streets south of and parallel to Market Street are curved because of the original footprints of Mission Bay and Mission Creek. Read more about the tour at streetblog.

Does this pique your interest? You can definitely learn more about our sewer system at and the SFPUC’s stormwater management program, including urban watershed management, at Who knows? There might be another ‘sewer bike tour’ and you can find about that right here if and when that’s the case!

October 1, 2010

Sign-Up for a 3-part Gardening Workshop at Garden for the Environment

San Francisco Residents- Sign-Up for a 3-part gardening workshops at the Garden for the Environment, sponsored by the SFPUC! The 3-part workshops will take place in November 2010.

Saturday, November 6, 2010:

Introduction to Organic Gardening Design:

Saturday, November 12, 2010:

Introduction to Organic Garden Care:

Saturday, November 19, 2010:

Introduction to Organic Garden Watering:

For more information on the Garden for the Environment, please call (415)731-5627 or visit:

September 23, 2010

The SFPUC celebrates with Leland Avenue residents and merchants the completion of the Streetscape Project

The 5th annual Leland Street Fair came along just in time for the area residents and merchants to celebrate the completion of the Leland Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project. The beautifully improved streets and sidewalks incorporate stormwater elements: permeable pavers at parking strips and sidewalks, 63 new trees, and biofiltration planters installed adjacent to each catch basin. What will these new stormwater management elements do? They’ll help decrease stormwater flows to the City's combined sewer system, support water conservation goals, and link the new streetscape to neighboring green spaces along the Visitacion Valley Greenway. What else is new on Leland Avenue? LED streetlights, accessible curb ramps, corner bulb-outs, street repaving, decorative-stamped crosswalks, sidewalk furniture and public artwork.

Go and check it out for yourself!

September 16, 2010

San Francisco Police Department is participating in Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, September 25, 2010

The San Francisco Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency and other local law Enforcement Agencies will be a part of a nationwide prescription drug "Take-Back" day, on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 10 San Francisco Police Stations.

This event is from 10am-2pm. The service is free and anonymous and no questions asked. There will be collection containers for prescription pills that are expired, unused and unwanted. SFPD ask for no identifying information on bottles, and plastic bags will be available at each site, if needed.


Central Police Station, 766 Vallejo Street, 315-2400

Southern Police Station, 850 Bryant Street, 553-1373

Bayview Police Station, 201 Williams Street, 671-2300

Mission Police Station, 630 Valencia Street, 558-5400

Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street, 614-3400

Park Police Station, 1899 Waller Street, 242-3000

Richmond Police Station, 461 6th Ave, 666-8000

Ingleside Police Station, 1 Sgt. John V. Young Lane, 404-4000

Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Ave., 759-3100

Tenderloin Police Station, 301 Eddy St., 345-7300

For more information, visit:

September 9, 2010

You always hear about spring cleaning - SFPUC is all about summer cleaning!

The SFPUC is hard at work cleaning and flushing the sewer lines and catch basins (storm drains) on Chestnut and Union Streets in the Marina and Cow Hollow neighborhoods. Why? Well, because for our sewer system to work properly, we need to do a “check up” and maintain them - just like we all (as in "human beings") should have an annual medical exam every year. While cleaning the sewer pipes we will also be assessing the condition of our sewers.

Check out our Sewer Operations crews at work!

These cleaning and maintenance efforts will help minimize potential flooding in the neighborhood, and the summer is ideal time as the rainy season is just around the corner.

So if you see a huge truck like the one in this picture on/around Chestnut and Union streets, you’ll know it’s because we are doing some "summer cleaning."

Ooh, remember: if you see a clogged catch basin in San Francisco, call 3-1-1 immediately.

August 10, 2010

Host a hands-on rain barrel installation workshop!

Would you like to harvest the rain?

Greywater Action is looking for a few qualifying home sites on which to hold their popular “Rainwater Harvesting for Urban Gardeners” hands-on workshop. If your home qualifies, you can host a workshop and have a rainwater harvesting system built in your home or garden!

Home site requirements:

• Site must be located in San Francisco.

• Yard or garden must contain a roof downspout that has never been connected to the sewer system. (This means that water flowing through the downspout flows onto the ground.)

• Yard or garden surface is level with or slopes down from the rainwater harvesting storage area.
Hosts will need to:

• Provide lunch for workshop participants.
• Sign a liability waiver.
• Participate in a survey.
• Strap completed rainwater harvesting system to a wall or fence for seismic safety (the Department of Building Inspection requires using two 3/4-inch perforated 24-gauge steel straps). Straps will be installed during the workshop.

Hosts will be given free 45-gallon food drums (provided by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission) which will be converted into rain barrels during the workshop. Hosts will need to purchase all additional hardware required to build the system.

Note: Workshop participant fees cover teacher’s fees for the workshop. However, if participant fees fall short of covering teacher’s fees, hosts will be required to pay the difference (this occurs very rarely).

For more information or to apply to host a Greywater Action “Rainwater Harvesting for Urban Gardeners” workshop, please write to:

July 14, 2010

Double-decker buses worth of fat!

BBC News UK: Massive fat mounds removed from London's sewers

Thames Water says it has removed enough fat to fill nine double decker buses from London's sewers.

Check out this video and see for yourself!

This problem is close to home as well - Fats, oil and grease (FOG) are a serious problem for San Francisco’s wastewater system too clogging our sewers and costing more than $3.5 million each year to unclog the pipes.

BUT WAIT! The SFPUC's SFGreasecycle program is there to help alleviate this fatty problem. Visit, and learn how we can turn FOG into biofuel. You should give it a try - whether you are with a restaurant or are a SF resident.

July 13, 2010

Watershed Stewardship Grants applications are due this Thursday, July 15!

Reminder! The current Watershed Stewardship Grants cycle ends this Thursday, July 15!

The application is available online on the both the Urban Watershed Management Program and the Community Challenge Grant Program websites. Applications are due Thursday, July 15, 2010, no later than 4:30 PM, City Hall, Room 362. Winners will be notified the week of September 20, 2010. Applicants can get started by reviewing the following information:

· Watershed Stewardship Grant Flyer
· Watershed Stewardship Grant Evaluation Criteria

And by completing the following forms:

· CCG Project Budget Template (Word)
· CCG Reporting Forms (Word)
· CCG Volunteer Match Form (Word)

The grant is a partnership between the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission SFPUC Urban Watershed Management Program and the Community Challenge Grant Program. It is aimed at enabling community-driven implementation of green infrastructure.

For more information, visit our website at or the Community Challenge Grant Program website at

If you have questions specifically about the Watershed Stewardship Grants, please contact me at

Good luck to all of the applicants!

Sarah Minick

July 1, 2010

Those dots by the catch basins? A sign for defeated mosquitos!

Check this article out and learn about SF's eco-friendly pest management practices run by Pestec:
"Bloodthirsty Females Foiled by Bikes"

May 18, 2010

Get ready for the Watershed Stewardship Grant!

Dear Stormwater Enthusiasts,

It’s time to get your best ideas ready for the Watershed Stewardship Grant!

The grant is a partnership between the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission SFPUC Urban Watershed Management Program and the Community Challenge Grant Program. It is aimed at enabling community-driven implementation of green infrastructure.

The next grant cycle will open on Monday, June 7, 2010. At that time, the application form will be made available online on the both the Urban Watershed Management Program and the Community Challenge Grant Program websites. Applications are due Thursday, July 15, 2010, no later than 4:30 PM, City Hall, Room 362. Winners will be notified the week of September 20, 2010. In the meantime, applicants can get started by reviewing the following information:

• Watershed Stewardship Grant Flyer
• Watershed Stewardship Grant Evaluation Criteria

And by completing the following forms:

• CCG Project Budget Template (Word)
• CCG Reporting Forms (Word)
• CCG Volunteer Match Form (Word)

For more information, visit our website at or the Community Challenge Grant Program website at

If you have questions specifically about the Watershed Stewardship Grants, please contact me at

Good luck to all of the applicants!

Sarah Minick
Urban Watershed Management Program Wastewater Enterprise
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
1145 Market St, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 415.551.4868

April 8, 2010

P2 Tip: Do Some Spring Cleaning!

P2 Tip: Doing Some Spring Cleaning?

Did you know that some common “green” items in your home can be used as cleaning agents? Try these tips next time you’re cleaning, knowing that you’re not washing any pesticides or strong chemicals down the drain:

· Bathroom or Kitchen Tile - Use Baking Soda and Water: Dust surfaces with baking soda, then scrub with a moist sponge or cloth.

· Windows and Mirrors - Use White Vinegar, Water and Newspaper: Mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with a gallon of water, and dispense into a used spray bottle. Squirt on, then scrub with newspaper, not paper towels, which cause streaking.

· Clogged Drains - Use Baking Soda and Boiling Water: Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into the problem drain, followed by 2 cups of boiling water. If that isn't doing it for you, chase the baking soda with a 1/2 cup of vinegar and cover tightly, allowing the vigorous fizzing of the chemical reaction to break up the gunk. Then, flush that with one gallon of boiling water.


March 18, 2010

Trapping and Reusing Grease - the SFPUC way

Are you a restaurant owner/manager or know someone who is?

Check out this article on the SF Chronicle and learn what FOG is and how you can get rid of it. What's more, the SFPUC can turn it to biofuel! Click on the following title to read the article: S.F. asks eateries to trap grease, save sewers.

You sure would want to trap your grease, or else, as you will see on the photo below, we'll all end up with concrete-like hardened grease clogging our sewer pipes!

P2 Weekly Tip: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by Going Green!

P2 Weekly Tip: Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without turning blue? Go green, instead!

Throw a Green St Patrick’s Day party by using potted native plants as decorations and/or giving away small native plants as party favors.

Great Rainwater Harvesting Story on ABC News!

Check out this terrific story on local rainwater harvesting efforts which aired on KGO-TV last night!

Click here to learn more about the SFPUC-funded discounts on rain barrels and cisterns.

February 25, 2010

SFPUC says no to FOG?

Yes, that's right, we are saying "NO" to FOG! But, wait, this is not the kind that envelops the city , but the kind that clogs our sewers. It's FOG, as in "fats, oil and grease". Just like cholesterol can clog our arteries, this FOG can clog our sewer pipes!!!

Check out this article from the Municipal Sewer and Water Magazine, to learn more: San Francisco Fights FOG.

Want to be part of it? Of course you can! Whether you are with a restaurant or you are a resident, there are ways you can get rid of your oil that the SFPUC can turn to biofuel. Go to and join in the fun!

P2 Weekly Tip: Be Inspired by the Olympics and Go Green!

P2 Weekly Tip: Have you been inspired by watching the 2010 Vancouver Olympics? Don't just watch -- get outside and bring your inner-Olympian with you! There are plenty of green places to go and green things to do… even in the middle of San Francisco. Here are some suggestions:

*Check out SF Recreation and Park's Natural Areas: This website will help you find neighborhood areas containing lots of different native species to explore. Check it out, and if you have a yard, consider planting some native species yourself! To learn more at:

*Join one of SF Recreation and Park's Sports Team at and get out there! But remember to tread lightly on the field or on the court. Suggest that your team pick up trash around your playing field before or after your practice.

*For more P2 tips, visit:

February 11, 2010

P2 Weekly Tip: Happy (early) Valentine's Day!

February is the month where love is celebrated, usually in the traditional way of red roses, red-ribbon wrapped chocolates, and red heart-shaped Valentine’s cards. Here a few more tips for the green at heart to make your Valentine’s Day more environmentally friendly.

  • Instead of purchasing a bouquet of flowers, buy organic flowers or live bushes, shrubs, or trees that can be planted in the spring.

  • Bake cookies or other goodies for your valentine and package them in reusable and/or recyclable containers as gifts.

  • Buy cards that use recyclable paper, send e-mail cards, or make your own.

February 5, 2010

International LID Conference and Great LA Times Story!

Don't miss the International LID Conference in San Francisco on April 11-14! For conference details and registration, go to:

Also! Check out this great story in last week’s LA Times:

Los Angeles might require rainwater capture
Proposed law would apply to new home-building, larger developments and some redevelopment projects to prevent runoff from reaching the ocean.,0,1154413.story

February 4, 2010

Help fight winter flooding - keep your catch basins clean!

P2 Weekly Tip: Now that it’s the rainy season, here are some P2 tips to help keep our stormwater healthy:

-Use brooms and rakes to clean up in the yard and nearby sidewalk (instead of using the water hose).
-Pick up litter!
-Use caution with pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Do not apply if rain is in the forecast.
-If you do work on your car at home, try to contain and clean up any spills so that they don’t flow into the storm drains.

For more tips, visit

January 21, 2010

P2 Weekly Tip: Keep Storm Drains Clean during Rainstorms

P2 Weekly Tip: The rain is come down! Now is the time to start thinking about what belongs down the catch basins (storm and sewer drains). Don't dump waste in or around catch basins -- report any illegal dumping or potential storm water pollutants to 3-1-1.

Did you know? You can also help keep the catch basins clean by removing leaves and other debris from top of catch basins. Never attempt to remove anything below the grid and call 3-1-1 for clogged catch basins.

January 15, 2010

Rain Storm Expected Starting Saturday, January 16 throughout next week!

With rain, wind gusts and heavy storms forecasted to hit the Bay Area the weekend of January 16 through next week, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and Department of Public Works (DPW) today is issuing a “Flood Risk Alert” to encourage residents and businesses in low-lying flood-prone areas to prepare for potential flooding. The City has also put critical departments and storm weather responders on standby in anticipation of the storm event.

City crews are deployed throughout the city inspecting and cleaning catch basins as a precautionary measure to prepare for and prevent flooding. Additional crews will be on standby through the week to reduce potential emergency response times.

The City urges San Francisco residents and businesses in flood-prone areas, and those who live or work in below-grade properties, to proactively position sandbags and call 3-1-1 to report any blocked or clogged storm drains or catch basins immediately. DPW is providing San Franciscans up to 10 free filled or unfilled sandbags at the DPW Operations Yard, 2323 Cesar Chavez Blvd. (enter at Kansas and Marin Streets), Monday-Sunday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Residents must show proof of residency at the time of pickup.

In addition, after completing a number of major capital projects in flood-prone areas, the SFPUC in 2010 is scheduled to begin construction on flood improvement projects in the Mission and Sunnydale areas. The SFPUC is also conducting a series of public workshops to define sewer projects for their long-term capital program to address aging infrastructure, seismic reliability, and neighborhood flooding. These monthly workshops are scheduled to continue through Spring 2010. More information about the workshops and the sewer system can be found at

Citizens should call the City’s Customer Service Center 3-1-1 for more information about the free sandbag program or to report clogged storm drains/catch basins, flooding emergencies, and sewer backups. When safe, residents are also encouraged to push aside leaves or trash that may be obstructing the flow of stormwater into storm drains. Additional flooding tips and information can be found on

P2 Weekly Tip: Keep Pests Out of Your Home

Simple preventive measures discourage over 50% of your unwanted pest problem. Here are some tips to prevent pests:

  • Wipe counters and sweep regularly to keep your kitchen clean and free of crumbs.

  • Keep your stove area clean and free of cooking grease.

  • Compost food scraps or seal waste in plastic bags and place in container with tight fitting lid. Empty garbage frequently and place in closed can or dumpster.

January 14, 2010

SFPUC and ARCSA Present a FREE Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

The American Rainwater Capture Systems Association (ARCSA) and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) are partnering to present a FREE three-hour Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting Workshop on Saturday, January 23, in San Francisco. In addition, ARCSA will present several day-long and multi-day intensive rainwater harvesting and accreditation workshops throughout the Bay Area (click here for more information on ARCSA’s Bay Area intensive workshops).


The FREE San Francisco course is open to San Francisco residents who are interested in learning more about rainwater harvesting in non-potable applications, such as landscape irrigation. Instructors will provide an overview of rainwater harvesting, history, uses and applicability to conserving rainfall as a natural resource. Concepts and techniques are introduced on harvesting rain for non-potable uses such as landscape irrigation and wildlife management.

Foodstuffs will not be permitted in the classroom, therefore be sure to eat beforehand.

This workshop is open to San Francisco residents only.


When: Saturday, January 23, 10am – 1pm
Where: San Francisco City and County Fair Building, 1199 – 9th Avenue (at Lincoln)
Cost/Fee: This is a free event.
Parking: Weekend parking can be difficult in this area. Public transit is recommended.
Nearby MUNI Lines: N Judah, 44, 71, 16


Seating is limited!! Pre-register to ensure your spot!! To pre-register, send your (1) full name, (2) mailing address, (3) email address and (4) phone number to:

Kenya Briggs
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

January 12, 2010

Still in Stock!

The SFPUC’s discounted rain barrel program is going strong! With the current string of storms sweeping through the Bay Area, now is the perfect time to begin harvesting the rain.

If you’re a San Francisco resident, you can buy up to 10 rain barrels at steep discounts. Save $30 off your first barrel and $50 off each additional barrel – or apply your discounts towards a cistern! (Rain barrels retail for $119.)

This program is offered exclusively through The Urban Farmer Store in San Francisco. Learn more!

January 11, 2010

We've Gone Digital!

Digital Currents, the SFPUC’s new electronic magazine, launches today! Subscribe now!

Digital Currents offeres an easy, online means to stay abreast of the SFPUC's green initiatives, water conservation efforts and regional infrastructure projects.

Through the end of February, 2010 everyone who subscribes to digital Currents will be entered into a raffle to win an “I Love SF Water” t-shirt!

Log on and see why we’re more vivid, more vital – more Current!