San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Folsom Lake, Folsom Point Boat Ramp, January 4th, 2014. Lake is at its lowest levels since dam construction, more than 119 feet  or 81% below capacity.  (Credit: Brandon Mercer / CBS SF)

Conservation Urged As Water Officials Consider Drought Declaration

As state water officials consider a drought declaration, Bay Area water officials continue to call for water conservation.

01/13/2014

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)

Rim Fire Nearly Contained, Hetch Hetchy Repairs May Take Months

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.

09/16/2013

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)

Rim Fire Damage To Hetch Hetchy Water System Up To $30 Million

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.

09/06/2013

SF Supervisor Wants Progress Report From PG&E, PUC About Burned Out Street Lights

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener wants to know if the City Public Utilities Commission and PG&E have improved their performance when it comes to fixing burned-out street lights.

09/03/2013

A Murphys Fire District firefighter stops his vehicle as a massive wall of fire from the Rim Fire consumes trees along highway 120 near Groveland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rim Fire Reaches Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; Firefighters Making Progress

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 Francisco residents, city utility officials said Tuesday.

08/27/2013

A group of people tour the solar panels on the top of the Moscone Center on June 4, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The panels can produce up to 675 kilowatts of power and can provide 20-30% of the power for any convention at the center and is said to be one of the largest city owned solar power systems in the United States. San Francisco is the host to the World Environment Day 2005 conference where over 60 mayors from the world's largest and most environmentally significant cities, including London, Zurich, Buenos Aires, Jakarta, Delhi, Kabul, and Manila convened in San Francisco for the United Nation's World Environment Day conference June 1-5 to adopt historic accords on sustainable urban living. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

New Setback For SF Alternative Energy Plan; Mayor: ‘Green Power Not Dead’

Proponents of a green power alternative to PG&E in San Francisco are frustrated, but not deterred by delays to the city’s long awaited renewable energy program.

08/14/2013

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Public Utilities Commission Halts Plan For Green Energy Program

In a stunning defeat for green power advocates, San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission has halted a decade-old plan to develop a city-operated power program to generate clean energy for residents.

08/14/2013

A sinkhole formed at the intersection of Lake Street and Second Avenue in San Francisco's Richmond District on May 6, 2013. (CBS)

SF Presidio Heights Sinkhole Repair Will Take Longer Than Planned

Repairs at the site of a large sinkhole that appeared in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights neighborhood on Monday are now expected to take two weeks, according to the city’s Public Utilities Commission.

05/08/2013

A sinkhole formed at the intersection of Lake Street and Second Avenue in San Francisco's Richmond District on May 6, 2013. (CBS)

Repairs To Sinkhole In San Francisco’s Presidio Heights Expected To Take A Week

A large sinkhole that appeared Monday in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights neighborhood will likely take the rest of the week to repair, according to a spokesman for the city’s Public Utilities Commission.

05/07/2013

Pacific Rod & Gun Club

Lake Merced Gun Club Advocates Pack SF Utilities Commission Meeting

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission was looking at the future of Lake Merced and gaining the public’s input on everything from maintaining adequate water levels to the continued presence of the Pacific Rod and Gun Club.

03/28/2013

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