Water from once-neglected, soon-to-be-silver fire hydrants helped save the neighborhood after the devastating earthquake.
The Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant is the oldest and largest of the city's three, handling 80% of all water that passes through the city's sewers.
But even as hope dims for a March miracle storm, climatologists say weather conditions could change this year if an El Niño takes shape.
We have to show the public; because we have a water privilege, not a right; we have to show we’re good stewards of it
San Francisco is learning its drought lessons — just in time for what is shaping up to be a dry and sunny March.
Proponents say they hope the ban will put a dent in the nearly 60 million water bottles Americans use daily
The Bay Area water system is a byzantine patchwork of agencies — more than 50 in all — that provides water to customers.
While some see the tactic as perfectly reasonable, and feel proud to embrace it even during wet years, others are mortified.
The divers spend hours scouring the bottom of each reservoir for any cracks or structural problems as well as anything that shouldn't be there.
In SF water conservation efforts have been under way for decades - with significant results.
Brace yourselves, folks: the worst drought conditions in California history have become a reality
This winter is so unusual that California cattle ranchers have had to sell portions of their herd for lack of water.