San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco that provides retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green hydroelectric and solar power to San Francisco's municipal departments.
Our mission is to provide our customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and that sustains the resources entrusted to our care.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission defines community benefits as those positive effects on a community that result from the SFPUC's operation and improvement of its water, wastewater and power services. The SFPUC seeks to be a good neighbor to all whose lives or neighborhoods are directly affected by its activities.
The SFPUC has adopted a "triple bottom line" to guide its decisions, balancing the SFPUC's economic, environmental and social equity goal, to promote sustainability and community benefits. The SFPUC will devote sufficient resources and authority to SFPUC staff to achieve outcomes including:
1. Stakeholder and community involvement in the design, implementation and evaluation of SFPUC programs and policies;
2. Workforce development, including coordination of internal and external workforce programs and strategic recruitment, training, placement, and succession planning for current and future SFPUC staff to ensure a skilled and diverse workforce;
3. Environmental programs and policies which preserve and expand clean, renewable water and energy resources, decrease pollution, reduce environmental impacts, and reward proposals for innovative and creative new environmental programs;
4. Economic development resulting from collaborative partnerships which promote contracting with local companies, hiring local workers, and providing efficient, renewable energy at reduced costs;
5. Support for arts and culture related to the SFPUC's mission, goals and activities;
6. Educational programs;
7. Use of land in way that maximizes health, environmental sustainability and innovative ideas;
8. Diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives;
9. In-kind contributions and volunteerism; and
10. Improvement in community health through SFPUC activities, services and contributions.