But I guess it’s kind of funny. As funny as Gavin Newsom’s ridiculous underwater power concept that the SFPUC seems to have lost interest in.
“As your sewer system, I take my job seriously. That is why public health is my first priority.
I make it my mission to collect sewage, aka crap from toilets and sinks, from the homes and businesses within the 49 square miles of San Francisco. Along with stormwater captured through the 23,000 catch basins around the City, I treat this combined flow of wastewater, as we like to call it, at one of my treatment plants before I release it out into the Bay and Ocean. I do all this so you can continue to enjoy the beautiful beaches, marinas and piers around San Francisco, while our ecosystems continue to flourish.
You are probably wondering how I’m able to do this. Well, come out to one of our monthly treatment plant tours to find out.
“I know you probably don’t think about me much, but I surely think about you. Every day, my friends and I make sure that all of my important parts continue functioning like a well-oiled machine.
They do this by inspecting over 130 miles of my sewer pipes each year. They make sure my pipes are strong and nothing gets clogged in them. Good thing too, because I often have to deal with flushable wipes and fatbergs, aka grease from your drain, in my pipes.
So they do all of this to make sure you don’t have to live a day without me. And I know you wouldn’t want to…I’m pretty important, you know.
Want to see how we’re able to accomplish all of this? Come to one of our monthly treatment plant toursto find out.
- San Francisco Sewer System”
“Every day, I deal with about 80 million gallons of crap. This crap comes from the homes of the over 800,000 people who live in San Francisco as well as all the hotels and businesses. I collect the crap from your toilet and sink along with stormwater from streets, which together we call wastewater. Through my 1,000 miles of pipe, located underneath San Francisco’s streets and legendary hills, I transport this wastewater to one of my treatment plants. You don’t have to deal with it or see it, but I do…every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Want to find out what I do with this large amount, and I mean, large amount of crap? Come visit one of my treatment plants to find out.“