SFPUC Internships and In-Sewer Scoop


 DISTRICT 10 eNews | April 29, 2015

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How do we keep things flowing?

Keeping our sewers flowing freely is a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. Our crews clean the pipes year-round and their efforts can help prevent blockages and sewage backups on the street. In one year, we cleaned 90+ miles of pipe, and we keep on cleaning every day.

Watch crews cleaning the sewers and learn more at www.sfwater.org/SewerCleaning. To report clogged catch basins or sewage backup, call 3-1-1 or log on to sf311.org.

Southeast Career Fair

Over 50 employers represented. Bring your resume!

Sign up here

Wednesday, May 6

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

1800 Oakdale Ave

SFPUC Paid InternshipsOnce again, SFPUC is partnering with 24 community organizations this summer to provide paid work-learning opportunities for youth and young adults in San Francisco. Seven Bayview-based organizations are part of the SFPUC Project Learning Grant partnership, including:

  • A. Philip Randolph Institute
  • Eco-Center at Heron’s Head Park
  • Northridge Co-Op Homes
  • Urban Ed. Academy
  • Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club
  • Young Community Developers

Another six SFPUC-funded Project Learning Grant partners are located outside the neighborhood but have targeted outreach efforts in the Southeast, including:

  • Cal Maritime Academy Summer Academic Enrichment Program
  • Chinatown CDC
  • Friends of the Urban Forest
  • Urban Sprouts
  • Youth Leadership Institute

For more information about these and other opportunities, check out the SFPUC Careers webpage.

Sewer Tours Continue!Learn more here. Did you see us in the SF Chronicle?For those with a subscription, read more here.

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Happy Earth Day!

The SFPUC joined the Bayview Opera House in celebrating Earth Day at the 3rd on Third event on April 17. 3rd on Third features visual and performing arts to shine a spotlight on the Bayview’s offerings and marks the Third Street Corridor as a lively destination for great food, art and entertainment. Over 100 kids participated in SFPUC activities to learn how to conserve water during the drought. Look for our table at the June 19th Juneteenth 3rd on Third event for more wastewater fun.


Sincerely,The SFPUC Communications Team



This biweekly update provides information about the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s work in the Southeast community of San Francisco as it relates to the sewer system and Sewer System Improvement Program. If you have questions or comments, get in touch–we love to hear from you!

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Wastewater Rap

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 DISTRICT 10 eNews | April 1, 2015

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Summer Interns Build Careers and Rap About the Sewer

District 10 residents and SFPUC summer interns Kalle Burton and Desmond Hatter co-wrote and starred in a new wastewater rap video that’s gaining attention industry-wide and beyond. SFPUC youth interns and staff created the video to raise awareness among youth about our sewer system and the urgent need for upgrades. “Our goal is to work with young people to build the next generation of environmental stewards,” said SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr.

The video was edited by youth at BAYCAT, a local non-profit that empowers the City’s underserved youth through digital media training.

To watch SFPUC interns get down in the Southeast, click here or on the image to the above. Didn’t catch it all? You can find the lyrics here.

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The SFPUC Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) wastewater subcommittee and the Southeast Community Facility Commission are joining forces next Wednesday, April 8 to learn about a key part of the SFPUC’s work in the City–the Community Benefits program. SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. will give an overview, and Community Benefits Director Kay Fernandez will detail the department’s partnerships and programs.

Would you like to learn more? Join the CAC and the Commission at the Southeast Community Facility in the Alex Pitcher room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Save the Date!

Career and Job Fair, May 6 Southeast Community Facility, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We’ve Got Your (Sewer’s) BackSFPUC 0401 2Does something seem not quite right about the water or sewer system in your neighborhood? The SFPUC is here to help! Just dial 311 to report any of the following problems:

  • sewer odors
  • backed up sewers
  • clogged catch basins
  • no water service
  • flooding
  • odd taste, odor or color of water

The sewer and its stewards are here for you 24/7. Give us a call or visit us online.


The SFPUC Communications Team



Stay Connected

Para una copia de este material en español o para más información en español, por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros en 415-554-3289 o info@sfwater.org.

索取中文版本或詢問相關問題, 請致電415-554-3289或電郵 info@sfwater.org.