Crews Pump Out Water From Broken Pipe in Glen Park

Crews Pump Out Water From Broken Pipe in Glen Park

Crews from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission are pumping out water from a pipe that broke in the city’s Glen Park neighborhood this morning…

Phony Utility Worker Burglarizes Two Homes

Phony Utility Worker Burglarizes Two Homes

Suspects claiming to be utility workers burglarized two homes in San Francisco on Monday afternoon, according to police. The suspects claimed to be workers from…

SFPUC Maintenance Planner Allegedly Urinated Into Drainage Reservoir That Provides Drinking Water to Bay Area

SFPUC Maintenance Planner Allegedly Urinated Into Drainage Reservoir That Provides Drinking Water to Bay Area

A maintenance planner with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission who allegedly urinated into Priest Reservoir in the Sierra Nevada foothills on more than one…

Water Main Ruptures in Cow Hollow

Water Main Ruptures in Cow Hollow

An aging 8-inch water main ruptured in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood this morning, resulting in flooding to two nearby businesses, fire and utility officials…

Mayor Pushes SFPUC to Launch CleanPower SF, Create City-Run Clean Energy Program by 2016

Mayor Pushes SFPUC to Launch CleanPower SF, Create City-Run Clean Energy Program by 2016

After years of planning, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is asking the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to launch a city-run clean energy program for…

Water Restored, Lane Reopened After Crews Repair Water Main

Water Restored, Lane Reopened After Crews Repair Water Main

Work crews have repaired an aging section of 8-inch water main that flooded a DMV office and closed down one lane of traffic on Baker…

Water Main Break Reported Near Panhandle

Water Main Break Reported Near Panhandle

An 8-inch water main broke near San Francisco’s Panhandle early this morning, a spokesman for the city’s Public Utilities Commission said. The pipe was reported…

Construction Contractor Strikes Fire Hydrant Downtown

Construction Contractor Strikes Fire Hydrant Downtown

A construction contractor struck a fire hydrant causing water to briefly gush into the street in downtown San Francisco this afternoon, according to a utility…

SFPUC Warns of Burglars Claiming to be Utility Employees

SFPUC Warns of Burglars Claiming to be Utility Employees

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission warned residents today to watch out for burglars posing as agency employees, a commission spokesman said. The warning came…

Crews Repairing Sinkholes Across SF Following Heavy Rainfall

Crews Repairing Sinkholes Across SF Following Heavy Rainfall

At least four sinkholes opened up on the streets of San Francisco following multiple days of heavy rainfall, utility officials said today. The largest of…

Sinkhole Repairs Not Likely to Finish Before Thursday

Sinkhole Repairs Not Likely to Finish Before Thursday

A large sinkhole that opened this morning in San Francisco’s Lake Street neighborhood will likely not be fully patched up until Thursday, a San Francisco…

Process for Street Tree Removal Relaxed After Numerous Downed Branches

Process for Street Tree Removal Relaxed After Numerous Downed Branches

After numerous reports of large water-laden ficus tree branches falling onto streets, sidewalks, vehicles and even a pedestrian in San Francisco in recent weeks, the…

107 Year Old Water Main Breaks Near SF General

107 Year Old Water Main Breaks Near SF General

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is responding to a broken water main near San Francisco General Hospital this morning, a spokesman said. The 107-year-old…

Water Main Break Damages Homes in Bayview

Water Main Break Damages Homes in Bayview

Approximately five to seven homes sustained water damage this morning in San Francisco’s Bayview District after a water main break, a San Francisco Public Utilities…

Ocean Beach Sand Management Project to Begin in October

Ocean Beach Sand Management Project to Begin in October

The National Park Service will team up with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to conduct protective sand management activities at Ocean Beach in early…

Crews Working to Repair Water Main Break in Noe Valley

Crews Working to Repair Water Main Break in Noe Valley

10:31pm: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission crews have restored service to a water main from the 1920s that broke in the city’s Noe Valley neighborhood…

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions Passed in SF, East Bay

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions Passed in SF, East Bay

Water regulatory agencies in San Francisco and the East Bay imposed mandatory restrictions on water use to help alleviate California’s drought today. The East Bay…

Crews Working to Repair Blown Service Line in Outer Sunset

Crews Working to Repair Blown Service Line in Outer Sunset

Repairs on a blown service line in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood is expected to last through the night, a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission…

Resolution Passed to Renovate Francisco Reservoir

Resolution Passed to Renovate Francisco Reservoir

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass a resolution that will turn the inoperable Francisco Reservoir into a new city…

Luxury Shops Slowly Reopening After Union Square Water Main Break

Luxury Shops Slowly Reopening After Union Square Water Main Break

Several days after a water main burst at San Francisco’s Union Square many high-end shops have reopened and made repairs to flooded basements. On Saturday…

Union Square Water Main Break Repaired

Union Square Water Main Break Repaired

A water main that burst this morning in San Francisco’s Union Square has been repaired, according to a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokeswoman. A…

Bryant Street Reopens After Potrero Center Water Main Break

Bryant Street Reopens After Potrero Center Water Main Break

A large pool of water has dried and debris has been cleared from a San Francisco street where a water main burst and flooded the…

Water Main Break in Sunnyside

Water Main Break in Sunnyside

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission crews are working to repair a water main break in San Francisco’s Sunnyside neighborhood this afternoon, fire and SFPUC officials…

SFPUC Urges 10 Percent Consumption Reduction in Wake of Water Supply Update

SFPUC Urges 10 Percent Consumption Reduction in Wake of Water Supply Update

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission gave its mid-year water supply update today and announced that the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System storage is at…

Devil Dolls Motorcycle Group Says SFPD And SF PUC Killed Off Their Anniversary Party

Devil Dolls Motorcycle Group Says SFPD And SF PUC Killed Off Their Anniversary Party

The Devil Dolls, an all-female motorcycle group, demonstrated Sunday morning to protest the cancellation of the group’s anniversary party at a San Francisco gun club…

Supes Unanimously Approve Bottled Water Ban For All Events On City Property

Supes Unanimously Approve Bottled Water Ban For All Events On City Property

The sale and distribution of plastic water bottles on public property in San Francisco will soon be banned following a unanimous vote today by the…

Droughtwatch 2014: Deliveries To California Department of Water Resources Customers Cease

Droughtwatch 2014: Deliveries To California Department of Water Resources Customers Cease

The California Department of Water Resources announced today that there will be no water deliveries to customers in the wake of a statewide drought. Customers…

Letting It Mellow: Water Level Problems Prompt SF PUC To Ask You To Cut Your Water Use By 10%

Letting It Mellow: Water Level Problems Prompt SF PUC To Ask You To Cut Your Water Use By 10%

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is asking its customers to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 10 percent because of ongoing drought conditions in…

SFPUC Commissioners Asked To Approve Emergency Funding For San Francisco Water Service Repairs

SFPUC Commissioners Asked To Approve Emergency Funding For San Francisco Water Service Repairs

The San Francisco Public Utilities commissioners were updated this afternoon about the damage and repair efforts at the Hetch Hetchy water and power facilities after…

Rim Fire Damages SF Water And Power Systems To Tune Of $30 Million

Rim Fire Damages SF Water And Power Systems To Tune Of $30 Million

Damage to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission water and power system near Yosemite National Park where the massive Rim Fire has been burning since…

Officials: Massive Yosemite Rim Fire Won’t Be Contained Until September 20

Officials: Massive Yosemite Rim Fire Won’t Be Contained Until September 20

The massive “Rim Fire” in and around Yosemite National Park was 75 percent contained as of this morning, however the U.S. Forest Service is estimating…

Streetlights, People: Supe Plans Call For Hearing On SF’s Burnt Out Lights

Streetlights, People: Supe Plans Call For Hearing On SF’s Burnt Out Lights

A San Francisco supervisor today plans to call for a hearing on broken streetlights in the city. Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to make the request…

Rim Fire Reaches Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

Rim Fire Reaches Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

The massive Rim Fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has reached the area surrounding the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which provides water to San…

SF’s State Of Emergency Still On, But SFPUC Says Still-Blazing Rim Fire Isn’t Hurting Power Or Water

SF’s State Of Emergency Still On, But SFPUC Says Still-Blazing Rim Fire Isn’t Hurting Power Or Water

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission officials said today that the massive Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park is not affecting the commission’s ability to provide…

Despite Growing Rim Fire And State Of Emergency, SF Officials Say Water And Power Still Safe

Despite Growing Rim Fire And State Of Emergency, SF Officials Say Water And Power Still Safe

San Francisco’s supply of water and electricity remained safe on Sunday as a forest fire continued to burn out of control near Yosemite National Park…

SF’s State Of Emergency Continues: Power Systems Damaged, Water Quality Clear

SF’s State Of Emergency Continues: Power Systems Damaged, Water Quality Clear

While the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County continues to threaten water sources and electricity infrastructure for the City of San Francisco, city officials today said…

Vote Against CleanPowerSF Leaves Plan To Offer Alternative To PG&E In Limbo

Vote Against CleanPowerSF Leaves Plan To Offer Alternative To PG&E In Limbo

A plan to offer San Franciscans an alternative energy source to PG&E was dealt a major blow today when the city’s Public Utilities Commission declined…

Negotiations With Navy Slow Transition That Could Solve Treasure Island Power Outage Troubles

Negotiations With Navy Slow Transition That Could Solve Treasure Island Power Outage Troubles

San Francisco’s Treasure Island lost power briefly Thursday morning, a recurring problem with the island’s aging infrastructure that city crews are trying to patch up…

Errant Bird Responsible For Treasure Island Power Outage

9:48 AM: Power has been restored to Treasure Island after a bird struck an electrical wire and caused an outage that affected the entire island…

Seven Homes Flooded In Visitacion Valley Water Main Break

Seven Homes Flooded In Visitacion Valley Water Main Break

A water main break in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood flooded seven homes before it was repaired, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission….