You can see a little fountain springing up out of one of them
Life in Frisco…
(I suppose that Strybing has a new name these days, but I don’t approve of the change (and also the new paywall – up to $8 per capita these days), so oh well. Hey, is Strybing for People Who Visit or is it a vehicle for some garden “society” to, somehow, attain “world class” status – that’s the choice, it seems.)
I ‘member when just a few geese would hang out in GGP year ’round, back in the 90’s. Well, that was then and this is now:
Now IDK if numbers are up over the past decade or so, but what I’ve never seen is goose poop all over the Great Fountain. I expect to see poo on the lawns, but not up here, is what I’m saying.
In the words of one tourist, “Eight bucks for this?”
I’ve never seen this.
13(!) goslings for one mated pair?
Brace for an even bigger honking pile of poop in GGP…
This is how they roll down Hayward(?) way:
And here’s a review:
As Tolstoy said in Quotable Notables, “Give me learning, sir, and you may keep your black bread”
All the deets:
“A.1.® HALLOWEEN WHOPPER®SANDWICH – Deliciously Dark
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.“
Here’s some background and now let’s have an update.
San Francisco’s Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea of poo:
Stepping over and on raw sewage, on a daily basis:
Is this rainwater? You wish. It’s the accumulated sewage from the previous eruption. Most of the time this area is wet:
This is the sidewalk of Sansome betwixt Pine and California near our tony Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
The vent you see on the right regularly overflows with stinky raw sewage.
Why does that happen?
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And stuff that looks like toilet paper, is toilet paper, Gentle Reader.
And this is the same thing on Clayton near the 94117 Post Office:
But in this location, this condition doesn’t seem to be a regular thing.
The problem near the corner of California and Sansome near the new CVS in the Financh is ongoing.