Posts Tagged ‘sewage’

Alamo Square Poo Volcano: If It Looks Like Toilet Paper on the Streets of San Francisco, IT IS

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Frisco infrastructure:

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On the sidewalks of NoPA, just below the HSC:

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And don’t forget about the Financh and the Upper Haight – you’ll see this kind of thing in those areas as well.

Oh well…

Weeping Sidewalks: If It Looks Like Toilet Paper, It IS Toilet Paper

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

You can see a little fountain springing up out of one of them

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Life in Frisco…

Absurdly-Written Flyer from Our SFPUC that Converts You to CleanPowerSF – “Competitive” Rates?

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Well, here’s the news:


 has the deets on this option.

“Competitive” means more expensive, right? Maybe not now, but next year, right?

Not that PG&E is so great…


…but I don’t think our PUC should be so proud of the low opt-out rate for its new program.

Anyway, just by doing nothing, you, the SFPUC customer, are “combating” global climate change. OTOH, if you opt out for the PG&E you’ve had for decades, well, you’re a horrible monster.

That’s the update.

Ah, the 351 California Building: Erupting Office-Worker Poo onto the Sidewalk of Sansome on a Daily Basis

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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:

Oh well.

The Poo Problems of 351 California Street – Why Does Raw Sewage Erupt on the Sidewalk Here all the Time?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

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.

It’s chronic.

Oh well.

The Sidewalks of San Francisco have been Engulfed by Recent Rains

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Our recent rains appear to be too much for the sewers of San Francisco – it’s not easy navigating sidewalks when they’re underwater of course. But cheer up, we’ll probably be back to the drought in no time.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission would like to take this time to remind us all: Only Rain Down the Drain.

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Remember their Snitch Hotline for ratting out your neighbors: (415) 695-2020.


Raw Sewage on the Streets of San Francisco – Haight Ashbury Edition

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

This example of raw sewage on Clayton Street in the Upper Haight (right in front of the busy 94117 Post Office, actually) has been sitting around for about 48 hours or so.

Somebody put up an orange cone, so that’s a sure sign that some progress is being made.

Yes, that’s what you think it is. That other stuff? Again, it’s also what you think it is. Click to expand:

[UPDATE: 24 hours later, all better. Merci boocooh!]