San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
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.
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.
The discovery that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has quietly taken steps to eliminate all funding for CleanPowerSF, the stalled program to sell public power to city residents, has caused an uproar at City Hall.
When SF Supervisor John Avalos recently asked Mayor Ed Lee to launch CleanPowerSF, Lee said no because it actually partners with a fossil fuel company in Texas and doesn’t bring jobs to the city.
San Francisco city officials asked residents Friday to cut back on their water usage.
San Francisco officials are looking at how the city can better use recycled water as supplies steadily dwindle and Mayor Ed Lee, who’s still in Washington, D.C. after last night’s State of the Union address, said he’s seeking federal assistance for infrastructure.
After Gov. Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency for California’s drought last week, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is asking customers to cut back water usage by ten percent.
As state water officials consider a drought declaration, Bay Area water officials continue to call for water conservation.
The Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park is 84 percent contained Monday with full containment expected Friday, fire officials said. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said it will take several months before the Hetch Hetchy water and power system is fully restored.
The cost of repairing San Francisco’s Hetchy Hetchy water and power system damaged in the Yosemite-area Rim Fire is now estimated at $20 to 30 million by San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission.