Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SFPUC Sewer System Improvement Program Presentation to BOMA Members

BOMA San Francisco Members:

It was a pleasure to welcome back Karen Kubick, the Wastewater Enterprise Capital Program Director at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Karen provided an update of the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP) in San Francisco.

Please click here to review her presentation.

If you have any questions about SFPUC SSIP work near your commercial property, please contact the BOMA San Franciso Advocacy Team at and

About the Wastewater Enterprise

The (SFPUC) Wastewater Enterprise operates and maintains the City’s combined sewer system which collects and treats both sewage and stormwater. This system consists of 1,000 miles of pipes which collect sanitary sewage from homes, businesses, and stormwater runoff; large transport storage box facilities; 27 pump stations that transport the wastewater; three treatment plants and 8 deep water outfalls that discharge the treated water into the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. These miles of pipes and facilities create a “city under the City” for the City’s sewage and stormwater to journey through as it is pumped, treated, and discharged 365 days a year.

Many parts of this system is aging and in need of upgrades. San Francisco is in dire need of fixing our 100-year old sewer system because vital infrastructure is failing and beyond repair, threatening public health.

After eight years of public input and feedback along with in-depth analysis of long-term sewer capital projects, the SFPUC is now moving forward with a plan to upgrade, replace and seismically retrofit this aging system. This plan is the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP) a citywide investment to upgrade failing infrastructure and ensure the reliability and performance of our sewer system, now and in the future.

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