January 7, 2011

Buy an SFPUC-discounted rain barrel or cistern and get FREE delivery!

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. Buy your discounted rain barrels or cisterns in January and get FREE curbside delivery!

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.

SFPUC-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)

Click here for more information on this discount program, or on San Francisco’s rainwater harvesting program.

January 4, 2011

Are you a beach-goer along the bayside in San Francisco?

Whatever fun stuff you do at the beaches along the bayside in S.F. - surf, kayak, fish, or just simply swim... if you can stand the water's cold temperatures or handle the currents on the Bay - take the SFPUC's survey: You will help us learn how much these places are used and in turn help us better serve you.

Take the survey and spread the word!

To learn the current status of beach water quality in San Francisco, visit http://beaches.sfwater.org or call the hotline at 1-877-SFBEACH (toll-free) or 415-242-2214.