San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Developing the Circular Water Economy

  • Robert C. Brears
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies book series (PSCRS)


San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has implemented a range of technology policies to facilitate the development of the circular water economy that not only mitigates greenhouse gas emissions but also enhances resilience to climate change.


Water conservation Water efficiency Water reuse Water recycling Resource recovery Renewable energy 


  1. Lystek. “SFPUC Receives First Payment for Sale of Biofertilizer.”
  2. SFPUC. “About the Power Enterprise.”
  3. ———. “Biosolids Digester Facilities Project.” (2018).
  4. ———. “Grant Assistance for Water Efficient Equipment Retrofits.”
  5. ———. “Graywater.”
  6. ———. “Green Infrastructure Grant Program.”
  7. ———. “Large Landscape Assistance Programs.”
  8. ———. “Non-potable Water Program.”
  9. ———. “Recycled Water Use.”
  10. ———. “Regional Groundwater Storage & Recovery.”
  11. ———. “San Francisco Groundwater Supply Project.”
  12. ———. “Sfgreasecycle.”
  13. ———. “Solar Installations.”
  14. ———. “Water-Wise Evaluations.”
  15. ———. “Water and Sewer Rate Information.”
  16. ———. “Westside Enhanced Water Recycling Project.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Brears
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  1. 1.Our Future WaterChristchurchNew Zealand

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