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

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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.