A Response To A Broken Heart On Valentine’s Day

For those who do not follow the SFPUC on social media, a post earlier this morning “love is in the air” encouraged residents to adopt a local storm drain through the SFPUC’s Adopt A Drain program. The SFPUC received a comment from one of its followers suggesting that she may have had a broken heart.

In the essence of Valentine’s Day, the SFPUC is responding to Linda to help put some love back into her life.

Dear Linda,

While in everyday life, sometimes… “love does go down the drain,” the SFPUC takes great ♥ to ensure everything that goes down the drain gets some tender-loving-care. What we mean by some “TLC” is that we need to make sure our wastewater and collection system is well managed. Since San Francisco is the only coastal city in California with a combined sewer system that collects and treats both wastewater and stormwater in the same “love triangle” of pipes, it is that much more important that we have “Drain Heroes.”

These glove wearing, rake and dust pan using, drain lovers play an important part in helping to prevent street flooding. Adopting a Drain is a partnership, a relationship, and just like anything else, it takes work. So, we thank you, Linda, for recognizing that “love goes down the drain.” Between the crews that work day in and day out to keep our sewer system in good shape and the heart that our drain adopters pour into keeping drains clear, this is a love story through the ages.



♥ ♥ ♥ One Drain at a Time ♥ ♥ ♥ Only Rain Down the Drain ♥ ♥ ♥