• drink tap
  • drink tap
  • drink tap
  • drink tap
  • drink tap

The Scope

With a staff of 133 people, the Water Quality Division provides 365-day-per-year operational support and emergency response in a service area ranging from Yosemite National Park to the Pacific Ocean. The WQD is made up of the following sections: Engineering, Environmental/Field Services, and the Laboratory.

The Laboratory

Provides full analytical support to SFPUC operating units (water and wastewater treatment), source control (pre-treatment) and engineering units and other City departments, public agencies, and wholesale water customers. Over 375,000 analytical tests are conducted each year. Process chemists are assigned to all major treatment facilities.

The Engineering

Section provides process engineering support, conducts applied research, reviews data and new regulations, prepares regulatory reports, and oversees disinfection of facilities and dechlorination of water discharges to the environment. Process engineers are assigned to all major treatment facilities.