And yet, this kind of thing is a regular occurrence in the Panhandle
This has got to be the SFGov PR blunder of the year 2014:
“I would not call it less pure at all. I would call it very high quality water,” says SFPUC Assistant General Manager of Water in a press conference in response to @sfexaminer story pic.twitter.com/dDme0raWw7
I don’t see how you’re going to able to top that.
“‘I would not call it less pure at all. I would call it very high quality water,’ says SFPUC Assistant General Manager of Water”
And oh, here we go:
You see how that works? The groundwater sources that the SFPUC wants to provide to us don’t pass muster with the Feds as drinking water. So they want to cut it with Hetch Hetchy water and then, and only then, will it meet standards.
Our drinking water will become less pure, right? I mean, that’s the whole plan, that’s the what the SFPUC has decided to do to save money, for better or worse.
Comes now, SFPUC Assistant General Manager of Water Steve Ritchie to state: “I would not call it less pure at all.”
All right, well, the reason why SFGov can’t pay Steve Ritchie his inflated, six-figure salary with Monopoly money is because it doesn’t pass muster with the Feds as lawful currency. But what if we cut it with real money, so Steve Ritchie ends up with his salary being paid with 90% real money and 10% fake money?
I wouldn’t call that a pay cut at all. I would call that a “very high-quality” salary, one well above whatever our Federal government requires for the minimum wage.
What say you to that, Steve Ritchie?
Fell Street, actually – home of the Bay to Breakers.
This is the kind of thing an SFGov worker would label “toxic waste,” and then s/he’d call the hazmat team.
Funny story: Gavin Newsom, who’s obsessed with Hollywood and what Hollywood people do, had a real strong Fiji Water* habit back in the day. So much so, that he’d get bottles delivered to his office at City Hall. A woman saw these plastic bottles being delivered all the time so she called him on it and then he started his crusade against plastic water bottles back in the aughts. Less funny story: Later on, she also called him out on some scheme he had, criticizing the wildly exaggerated benefits of a fanciful project. Because of that, she lost her job. Oh well.
*I don’t know how much more unsustainable you can get with the Fiji Water. There’s one giant aquifer in the South Pacific that’s being drained and when it’s gone, it’s gone. I’ll agree it’s tastes different, but what’s the big deal, I don’t get it.
NO! DO NOT WANT!
Now myself, I don’t care about the slow orbits this morning over the Castro, Western Addition, and the Haights.
But other people, they care about the white chopper with the blue tail.
The station is closed now but they’re working on a big refurbishment project that was supposed to end last month and now is supposed to end next week.
This area above the gasoline tanks is due for a repaving, it looks like, but all the covers were left off when the workers took a day off, apparently.
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I guess somebody goes down into the tank to get all the water out?
I don’t know.
Oh man, RPD General Manager Phil Ginsburg is NOT going to like seeing this. ‘Cause the daredevil seen below didn’t take a time-out to thank lawyer Phil Ginsburg for being appointed as RPD general manager.
Now, there’s a safety line, but this video is scary nevertheless.
As seen near Land’s End, near the Golden Gate Bridge:
These tourist choppers sometimes conk out near the Golden Gate Bridge and when that happens then only thing for the pilot to do is pop open the compressed gas container you can see there in order to inflate the six airbags you can also see there.
Then a call to the Coast Guard, which will give you a friendly tow to land, hurray!
It happens sometimes
Take a look – what do you think?
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In aggravation, SFGov, the official government of the city and county of San Francisco wastes world-class drinking water on everything. San Francisco has never ever recycled water in all its history. We could, but we don’t feel like it…
Anyway, I don’t know who these people are and I didn’t take this shot, so there you go.