The responsibilities of the Public Works Utilities and Operations Division include:
Maintaining streets, traffic signs, pavement markings, streetlights, and traffic signals, and providing safe and clean public rights-of-way, sidewalks, alleys, and easements. View the Street Sweeping Schedule (PDF).
Obtaining and distributing reliable quality water to City residents and businesses through aggressive water quality monitoring, cross connection control, and maintenance of the distribution system; management of State reporting system.
Operating, maintaining, and improving the City's storm drain infrastructure and developing and implementing programs designed to remove and deter sedimentation and erosion, and prevent illegal pollutant discharges into San Francisco Bay
Providing reliable city vehicles through cost-effective centralized vehicle procurement and maintenance and ensuring compliance with new clean air regulations
Maintaining water storage tanks, pumps, valves, and hydrants for fire protection
Controlling unlawful discharges into the storm drain system
Inspecting, maintaining, and repairing the sanitary sewer collection system and responding to customer emergency service requests; management of State reporting system
Responding to customer water inquiries
Implementing and enforcing water rationing program, when necessary