San Francisco’s New Rainwater Harvesting Rules


Stormwater Enthusiasts,

Please join us for a fun-filled evening of music, snacks and drinks on
September 23rd at 5:30 pm at the Bayview Boat Club to celebrate our
latest stormwater milestone – San Francisco’s new Rainwater Harvesting
Rules. Homeowners are now finally able to legally disconnect their
downspouts and use rainwater for non-potable purposes both inside and

As far as we know, San Francisco is the first city in California to
formally adopt this practice. These rules were developed by staff from
the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection, Department of
Public Health and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

A special thanks to Judy West, member of the SFPUC Citizens’ Advisory
Committee, for hosting the event. There will be snacks and a no-host
bar at 5:30 and jazz at 8pm. The Bayview Boat Club is located at 489
Terry Francois Blvd. (formerly China Basin St.)

RSVP to Rosey Jencks at


P.S. If you haven’t heard yet, start spreading the word to your family
and friends about the Oct. 11 Big Blue Bucket Eco-Fair. We’ll have lots
of stormwater-related activities including free rainbarrel raffles and
rainbarrel installation workshops. Visit our website for information at
Rosey A. Jencks
Urban Watershed Management Program
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
1145 Market, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103 | 415-934-5762