We miss you! Since the pandemic we haven’t been able to see you at our regularly scheduled tours or at public events. Join our expert guides on virtual explorations of the water, power, and sewer system that serves our San Francisco and Bay Area customers on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. for our summer sessions. Virtually we will be able to take you to places never visited before by the public. Let’s explore together! Attend three sessions to receive an exclusive virtual prize. Attend five sessions and enter to win an SFPUC gift basket!
Each exploration will be conducted through the BlueJeans Events platform. Thank you so much for exploring with us! All Sessions are 1 to 2 p.m.
July 22, 2020
The Water Source: Explore the highest and purest source of it all -- Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Delve back into the history of the construction of O’Shaughnessy Dam and the formation of the Sierra Nevada system to the Central Valley. Register here.
July 29, 2020
Watershed Wonders: We pick up where we left off at our July 22 session to explore the wonder of our two Bay Area watersheds and the water systems within them. Learn about the Alameda Creek Watershed in the East Bay and the Crystal Springs Watershed on the Peninsula, and how this water reaches your taps. Register here.
August 5, 2020
San Francisco’s Water System: Today we take you inside the complex system that serves the City of San Francisco. Peek inside reservoirs, explore the 1,200 miles of transmission pipe within the City limits, and learn about the final leg of the journey of drinking water to your taps and the City’s fire hydrants. Register here.
August 12, 2020
Wastewater 101: When you flush it, it’s not gone, and when it rains, it just doesn’t disappear. We take you inside the unique sewer system and the wastewater treatment plants that treat San Francisco’s wastewater. Peek inside this amazing system and meet the hard-working people who help protect public health and the environment. Register here.
August 19, 2020
Stormwater Management and Green Infrastructure: It IS easy being green – at least when you’re talking about Green Infrastructure. Ten billion gallons of rain falls on San Francisco every year! Explore the innovative ways we are easing the burden on San Francisco’s “combined” sewer system, why it is important, and how you can help. Register here.
August 26, 2020
More Power to You: From MUNI rides to Netflix binges, we power your life in San Francisco. But where does the electricity come from? Sail over solar arrays and dive into hydroelectric power plants as you learn how renewable energy works and where the SFPUC sources the energy that electrifies your day—from morning ‘til night. Register here.
September 2, 2020
Fixing an Airplane While it’s in Flight: Take a tour of the multi-billion-dollar Sewer System Improvement Program, a citywide investment in the future of our critical sewer system infrastructure that protects public health the environment 24/7/365. See firsthand the work being done to ensure a reliable, resilient and sustainable system for current and future generations. Register here.
September 9, 2020
More, More Power to You: In case you missed the last session, we’re offering it again. From MUNI rides to Netflix binges, we power your life in San Francisco, but where does the electricity come from? Sail over solar arrays and dive into hydroelectric power plants as you learn how renewable energy works and where we source the energy that electrifies your day—from morning ‘til night. Register here.
September 23, 2020
Practice Pollution Prevention: Join our experts as they share easy steps you can take to protect our Bay and Ocean and our beautiful San Francisco from pollution. Every person can make a difference. Become a pollution prevention superhero today. Register here.
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