Water Quality IssuesThe SFPUC is aware that customers in San Francisco and throughout our service area started to report taste and odor issues with their tap water on Thursday, December 1st. We understand that there continues to be a reported “earthy/musty” taste to the water. We test your water hundreds of times per day, and the results show that the water meets all water quality standards and is safe to drink. The purpose of this fact sheet is to explain the source of these issues.
Cooking for the holidays? Don’t dump that oil in the sink!
Whether you are cooking for the holidays, or just enjoying meals with your friends and family, don’t pour the used cooking oil down the drain. Clogged sewers can result in back-ups, overflows onto streets, foul odors, and costly damage to sewers. As we enter the holiday season, we urge you to recycle your used cooking oil at one of our convenient drop-off locations in SF, year-round, listed at sfgreasecycle.org. We’ll turn it into biofuel for use in vehicles like MUNI buses.
The Rainy Season is Here! Have You Adopted a Drain Yet?
Are you familiar with Adopt a Drain? By pledging to keep your drain clear of leaves and debris, you are joining your neighbors in helping to protect the environment, manage stormwater, and minimize neighborhood flooding. With the SFPUC’s Adopt a Drain Program, everyone can take small and easy steps and get involved in taking care of the city we all love, so join us by adopting your own drain today at adoptadrain.sfwater.org.
Free SFPUC Treatment Plant Tours!
Register yourself and a friend for a free tour of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant to track down where wastewater goes after you flush. If you are interested, please visit SFPUC’s webpage and sign up today for one of their amazing upcoming tours: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/san-francisco-water-power-sewer-sf-public-utilities-commission-3260970114
Library Fines Forgiveness Program Jan 3. – Feb. 14
Reconnect with the San Francisco Public Library by returning all overdue items, fine free. For six weeks, We Want You Back! a fine forgiveness program, will waive the late fees on all returned books, CDs, DVDs and other materials, regardless of how long overdue. Return your overdue items, clear your record and begin enjoying all of the fabulous resources that SFPL has to offer.
The Library wants to hear from you! Drop-off your items in person at any neighborhood branch to enter a raffle to win a special fine forgiveness prize, and share your #fineforgiveness experience with us on social media.
For more information about the program, visit here or contact us at (415) 577-4400. Many happy returns!