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Water Main Break Near San Francisco’s Panhandle Causes Major Traffic Gridlock: Shuts Down DMV Office

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

01/29/2015

Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir, with Crystal Springs Dam and an elevated portion of Interstate 280 in the background. (SF Public Utilities Commission)

San Francisco PUC Dumps 50 Million Gallons Of Water Into Bay To Test Drainage Upgrades

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will dump millions of gallons of water into the Bay and some Peninsula residents may notice their local creek on the rise.

01/15/2015

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New $113M Peninsula Groundwater Project To Help Millions Of Bay Area Residents During Drought, Major Earthquake

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reached an agreement Tuesday night with two San Mateo County cities and a San Jose-based water company that is expected to benefit 2.6 million Bay Area residents, SFPUC officials announced Wednesday.

12/18/2014

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking Supply

San Francisco’s PUC has begun digging in and around Golden Gate Park in search of water flows with plans to pump up to four million gallons a day to blend into the Hetch Hetchy tap water supply by 2016.

11/24/2014

Pacific Rod & Gun Club

San Francisco Gun Club Gets Contamination Clean-Up, But Will They Re-Sign Lease?

Following a vote this week by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, work could begin next spring to remove the lead contamination around the Pacific Rod and Gun Club at Lake Merced, but their lease expires in December.

10/29/2014

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Passes New Regulations For Outdoor Urban Water Use

Customers will pay a 100 percent surcharge for water use over 90 percent of last year’s usage.

08/27/2014

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

San Francisco And East Bay Water Regulators Impose Mandatory Restrictions To Alleviate Drought

Water regulatory agencies in San Francisco and the East Bay have decided at their meetings to impose mandatory restrictions for water use.

08/12/2014

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Palo Alto Targets Water Wasters With Newly-Approved Restrictions

Palo Alto officials are targeting water-wasting activities like washing down sidewalks and irrigating to the point of saturation. City council approved the new series of restrictions late Monday night.

08/05/2014

Gleneagles Golf Club in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Gleneagles Golf Course Hopes To Stay Open Amid Drought, Higher Water Rates

The California drought has pushed Gleneagles Golf Course in San Francisco to the brink of closure, but its operator is hoping the city can help save it.

07/11/2014

water sprinkler head, drought

San Francisco PUC Considers Mandatory Water Rationing— 1st In Over 20 Years

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission may impose mandatory water rationing for the first time in more than 20 years. Despite the continuing drought, the commission says it appears many aren’t heeding the conservation call.

05/19/2014

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