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!