The SSIP is a comprehensive fix & upgrade to the City’s aging sewer system. Most people are unaware that the largest treatment plant in San Francisco, the Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP), is located in Bayview Hunters Point and processes 80% of the City’s wastewater. Invariably, when most people flush, the “proceeds” flow to Bayview, a plant built in 1952, that is well beyond it’s useful life. The SSIP is the first phase ($2.7 billion), and has been approved by the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor. Because of the plant’s location (and Bayview’s history), there is an environmental justice element.
Since most people are completely unaware of sewers, we have started a public awareness campaign that has caught national attention (Inc). We are following that up with a rap video that is entirely written and performed by kids from Bayview and SFPUC personnel. Our goal is to get more people to care about, and actually be stewards of our sewer system. As example the SFPUC could save nearly a million dollars a year if people stopped flushing condoms, sanitary wipes and other materials down their toilets. The invitation to the video launch is below. I’d be happy to share other materials or facilitate connections to those involved, public stakeholders, etc. I hope you are well.
Join the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for the World Premiere of “You Can’t Live A Day Without Me,” the Bay Area’s first rap video about the sewer system.
Wednesday, March 25th
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Click here for a sneak peek of the lyrics.
Video actors include ex-49er great Ronnie Lott and Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Join us for live performances and refreshments. You don’t want to miss the party!
Be sure to RSVP today, space is limited!