Water projects could create 12,000 jobs 

Mayor Gavin Newsom is hoping to create more than 12,000 new construction jobs with capital appropriations used to pay for the upgrade of the Hetch Hetchy water system and improvements to The City’s aging wastewater system.

The work includes the first tunnel beneath the San Francisco Bay, water reservoir upgrades, water treatment plant upgrades, replacement of aging sewer pipes and facilities, and investments into the environment through low-impact design and watershed habitat restoration.

The appropriations must be approved by the Board of Supervisors. The appropriations are funded through San Francisco Public Utilities Commission revenue bonds and state grants and do not impact The City’s general fund.

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