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The SFPUC is committed to reducing debt for utility customers and avoiding service shutoffs during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The topic is addressed in a new SPUR report on Bay Area water utilities and rising water-bill debt that customers are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted Date: 1/14/2021 2:00 PM

With the COVID-19 pandemic leaving a significant hole in the City budget, Hetch Hetchy Power—the SFPUC's 100 percent greenhouse gas free electricity source—is projected to save its municipal customers more than $35 million this year. The program also propelled the City closer to its goal of 100 percent renewable electricity with its first solar plus storage project, among other notable goals achieved during this difficult year

Posted Date: 12/29/2020 10:30 AM

Moody’s Investors Service, an internationally recognized credit rating agency, has assigned an A2 credit rating for CleanPowerSF, the SFPUC's local renewable energy program.

Posted Date: 12/15/2020 10:00 AM

Innovation, resiliency and adaptation are key trademarks of the SFPUC's annual Water Resources Report, which highlighted the agency’s efforts to promote conservation and maintain a resilient and safe water supply during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Posted Date: 12/10/2020 10:00 AM

The SFPUC is once again extending its Emergency Residential Community Assistance Program, which is designed to help residential customers struggling to pay their water, sewer and Hetch Hetchy power bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, which launched in May, was set to expire at the end of the year, but will now be expanded through the end of June 2021, as the global pandemic continues to negatively impact San Franciscans.

Posted Date: 12/9/2020 10:00 AM

The SFPUC has partnered with NextEra Energy Resources to provide $100,000 in grant funding for scholarships at Palo Verde College as part of COVID-19 relief efforts in Blythe, California and its surrounding area in Riverside County.

Posted Date: 11/25/2020 10:00 AM

The SFPUC and the San Francisco Unified School District today celebrated the completion of two new green infrastructure projects at Lafayette Elementary School and Bessie Carmichael Middle School. The improvements at the schools are two of the first projects funded through the SFPUC’s Green Infrastructure Grant Program. The schoolyard green infrastructure will help manage stormwater in a more sustainable manner by using plants and soil to capture and filter a combined 622,000 gallons of rain each year.

Posted Date: 11/5/2020 10:00 AM

The SFPUC is launching a new public records request system that will improve customer experience, increase efficiency, and align the agency with the public records management systems of other City departments.

Posted Date: 10/21/2020 10:00 AM