Some time in the not-too-distant past, perhaps 10 -15 years ago, five trees were planted on the east side of La Playa Street, between Balboa and Cabrillo. Two of the trees died years ago, while still saplings, and were removed in 2021. Of the trees remaining, two survived into 2022 but are now expired; one is still alive and thriving.
Letter to the Editor: Keep Newly Planted Trees Healthy
The City can only do so much to keep these newly planted trees watered enough to ensure their continued growth. It would be satisfying to see more residents make a concerted effort to keep these trees alive and healthy with some maintenance …
Commentary – Tom Doutiet
In response to the February article (Richmond Review/Sunset Beacon) on the use of both Lake Merced water and Sunset Reservoir water to fight post-earthquake fires in the Outer Richmond and Outer Sunset, it is gratifying to see that the SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is finally willing to concede that the use of our drinking water alone will not enable the SF Fire Department (SFFD) to combat post-earthquake fires in hundreds of blocks of wood-frame housing.
Commentary – Nancy Wuerfel
We can save 15 neighborhoods from catastrophic destruction if we demand that the AWSS be completed now, before a major earthquake strikes, by using the 2020 issue of the ESER bonds to finance it.
Water, sewer bills going up
The SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will institute an eight percent annual increase, for the next four years, in combined water and sewer rates to pay for maintaining and upgrading the city’s water and sewer systems.
Plan in works to use recycled water at GG Park, golf courses
To decrease San Francisco’s dependency on the Hetch Hetchy water system, which delivers water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and the SF Recreation and Park Department are in the process of switching to “recycled” water for irrigating Golden Gate and Lincoln parks and the Presidio.
Recycled Water Plan in Works
Grey Water Will Irrigate Golden Gate Park, Golf Courses By Thomas K. Pendergast To decrease San Francisco’s dependency on the Hetch Hetchy water system, which delivers water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the SF Public Utilities […]
Agencies choose plan to fight fires after quake
A new plan to expand the emergency water system for firefighting after a major
earthquake seems to be gaining support among San Francisco city officials,
but questions remain about options yet to be explored.
Links to our Comprehensive Coverage of Firefighting Challenges
More than 15 San Francisco neighborhoods could burn to the ground due to a lack of water at the SF Fire Department’s disposal after a major earthquake. A plan to expand the city’s […]
Water for firefighting could be problematic after earthquake
More than 15 San Francisco neighborhoods could burn to the ground due to a lack of water at the SF Fire Department’s disposal after a major earthquake.
City Agencies Respond to Story About Fire Suppression
The recent wildfires that devastated parts of Northern California this fall have caused
communities across the state to question what resources they have available to quickly
put out large fires.
Commentary – Nancy Wuerfel
The reservoirs need to be
intact or fully backed up, otherwise what good are the pipes without water?
Plan to protect neighborhoods abandoned
More than 15 San Francisco neighborhoods could burn to the ground due to a lack of water at the SF Fire Department ’s (SFFD) disposal after a major earthquake.