Major Earthquake Retrofit Work Complete At Lake Merced Pump StationIt all started with a 2002 state law demanding quake-resilient water delivery. Nearly $5 billion later, San Francisco has retrofit the system from Hetch Hetchy to the city, just now crossing the finish line on the shore of Lake Merced.
Groups Pushing For More Public Access To Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; SF Not InterestedHetch Hetchy reservoir is considered San Francisco’s main water supply and the city is very protective of it. But it’s also a part of Yosemite National Park and some people are pushing for more public access to the area.
San Francisco City Hall Swapping Out Bottled Water For Tap Under New Pilot ProgramSan Francisco city officials and employees will no longer be sipping bottled water, but instead tap water.
Lightning Strikes Cause 6 New Fires In Yosemite National ParkSix new wildfires caused by lightning strikes this week are burning in Yosemite National Park, according to park officials.
Plan To Add Groundwater To Hetch Hetchy Troubles SF Water LoversSan Francisco's world-famous Hetch Hetchy water is about to change and so may its taste.
Hetch Hetchy Mountain Tunnel To Close For 2-Month Inspection And RepairsA major source of water for the Bay Area is about to be cut off. Beginning Tuesday, water won't flow from the Hetch Hetchy until March.
SFPUC Determines Different Cause Behind Smelly Tap WaterNew information surfaced Thursday about what has been causing stinky water to come out of some Bay Area taps since last week.
Lawsuit Seeking To Reclaim Hetch Hetchy Valley From SFPUC DismissedRestore Hetch Hetchy executive director Spreck Rosekrans said his organization planned to appeal the ruling.
El Niño Has Been Good To San Francisco's Water SupplyIt looks like San Francisco will have more than enough water this year, thanks to a rainy winter.
Major Peninsula Water Line Broken, Millions Of Gallons Reported LostMillions of gallons of water have been lost from a 54-inch regional transmission line that broke at Junipero Serra County Park in San Bruno on Monday night, a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokesman said Tuesday.
State Regulators To San Francisco: Stop Taking Water From Tuolumne River During DroughtThe State Water Resources Control Board on Friday ordered cutbacks for San Francisco to stop taking some of its water from the Tuolumne River despite the city's decades-old water rights.
Despite Record Drought, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Levels At 92 PercentThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which supplies drinking water to 2.6 million Bay Area customers, says the supply looks good heading into summer, but conservation remains a top priority.
San Francisco Water Manager Faces Suspension After Seen Urinating In ReservoirA $111,000-a-year San Francisco water manager will likely be suspended after he was seen urinating in a reservoir that supplies drinking water to nearly 2.5 million Bay Area residents.
San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking SupplySan 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.
Hetch Hetchy Drinking Water Delivered Through 1st-of-its Kind Tunnel Underneath San Francisco Bay A first-of-its kind tunnel from Newark to Redwood City dug underneath San Francisco Bay began delivering water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday.