Powerful Storms Do Little To Quench Bay Area DroughtEven if the Bay Area got all the rain predicted for the week, it still wouldn’t alleviate the record drought the region has been facing.
San Francisco Wants To Use Recycled Water To Clean Streets San Francisco is looking into ways to cut down on its supply of drinking water including using recycled water for street cleaning purposes.
As State Suffers Through Drought, SF Asks Residents To Cut UseSan Francisco city officials asked residents Friday to cut back on their water usage.
San Francisco Asks Its Water Customers To Cut Usage By 10 PercentAfter 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.
Conservation Urged As Water Officials Consider Drought DeclarationAs state water officials consider a drought declaration, Bay Area water officials continue to call for water conservation.
Rim Fire Nearly Contained, Hetch Hetchy Repairs May Take MonthsThe 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.
Rim Fire Damage To Hetch Hetchy Water System Up To $30 MillionThe 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.
Rim Fire 30 Percent Contained, SF Hetch Hetchy Water Supply Still SafeSan Francisco Public Utilities Commission officials said Wednesday that the city’s water supply in the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is still unaffected by the massive Rim Fire that continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park.
Rim Fire Reaches Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; Firefighters Making ProgressThe 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.
Rim Fire Closing In On San Francisco's Hetch Hetchy Reservoir In YosemiteA raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rained ash on the reservoir that is the chief source of San Francisco's famously pure drinking water, and utility officials Monday scrambled to send more water toward the metropolitan area before it becomes tainted.
Rim Fire Now One Of Largest Fires In California HistoryHundreds of firefighters were digging trenches, clearing brush and starting back blazes to keep the so-called Rim Fire raging north of Yosemite National Park out of several mountain hamlets.
Officials Say SF Water, Power Secure From Yosemite Fire ThreatSan Francisco's supply of water and electricity remained safe Sunday as a forest fire continued to burn out of control near Yosemite National Park and the Bay Area's Hetch Hetchy water source, fire and utility officials said.
Rim Fire Raging In Yosemite Threatens Giant Sequoias, San Francisco Water, PowerAs the 125,000-acre Rim Fire raged along the remote northwest edge of Yosemite National Park, officials were clearing brush and setting sprinklers to save two groves of giant sequoias.
Yosemite Wildfire Prompts Utility Emergency For San FranciscoAs a massive wildfire burning into Yosemite National Park grew to nearly 200 square miles, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the city of San Francisco 150 miles away because of the threat to the city's utilities.
San Francisco Rejects Measure To Study Draining Hetch HetchyA proposal that could have led to the dismantling of San Francisco’s water system in Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Valley was roundly rejected by the city’s voters Tuesday.