Anyone over the age of 40 will tell you things just don't work as they did when they were 20. So it really should not come as a major surprise to city leaders -- or anyone over the age of 40 for that matter -- that it was a 100-year-old sewer line that caused the 10-foot sinkhole in the Richmond Dis ... More >>
Recycled water isn't emanating from those sprinklers in San Francisco. But it did in the days of yore. Last night, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission held its first public meeting regarding a proposed water recycling plant in Golden Gate Park. The $150 million plant would treat 2 milli ... More >>
Forget about Sharp Parks endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.
Image | Audrey FukumanBevan Dufty and the PUC want to give low-income San Franciscans a new, low-flow throneIn a novel new take on the populist slogan of "a chicken in every pot," the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission today is announcing a program of providing free toilets for low-inc ... More >>
Eruptions of water are more picturesque in Yellowstone Park than South of MarketHere's a reassuring thought -- yes, the city does have a program in place to replace its oldest and most vulnerable water mains. Here's a less reassuring thought: A 100-year-old water main burst over the weekend, floo ... More >>
Joe EskenaziWe can change! Last week, we wrote some stories about how the city was allowing thousands of gallons of "The best water in the world" to roar down the sewer while it flushed the water mains. Water Department employees, in order to combat built-up silt and any staleness in the water su ... More >>
Joe EskenaziWhitewater! The other day, we wrote about the proliferation of Water Department employees cracking open Mission Bay's fire hydrants, letting 'em rip, and then cooling their heels for up to three hours or more while untold quantities of Hetch Hetchy water gushed into the sewers. Sure i ... More >>