San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
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.
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.
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.
Customers will pay a 100 percent surcharge for water use over 90 percent of last year’s usage.
Water regulatory agencies in San Francisco and the East Bay have decided at their meetings to impose mandatory restrictions for water use.
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.
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.