Monday, July 19, 2010

Goats are Heading to Laguna Honda Area

Tuesday afternoon Goats-R-Us will deliver a herd of goats to SFPUC's Laguna Honda property along 7th Avenue to help trim overgrown and dried vegetation that might otherwise fuel a fire. Of course, a sheepherder will accompany the goats and they will be carefully monitored so as not to munch on any protected foliage. They should be grazing along the hillside for the remainder of the week.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Stanford Heights Reservoir Update - Summer 2010

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we’ve been rebuilding the Stanford Heights Reservoir and Mt Davidson Pump Station.

With the seismic upgrades complete, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission/Water Department is addressing a few outstanding items this summer.

The heavy springtime rains brought some of the tallest weeds we’ve ever seen throughout San Francisco! The goats will be coming to the reservoir this summer as an environmentally-friendly way to remove the high weeds behind the reservoir fence. Watch for them soon!

The Department of Public Works will repave Agua Way between Teresita and Chaves in September or October due to two sewer repair projects that are scheduled on the street this summer. Once they complete their projects, they will repave the street as promised.

The Water Department will paint the blue valves and other equipment on Agua Way this summer. Bamboo and other plants were added this past spring.

The temporary orange fencing around the reservoir will be removed soon.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Goats are coming to Stanford Heights Reservoir this summer!

Those high weeds behind the fence at Stanford Heights Reservoir will soon be lunch for a herd of goats!

The popular return of the goats will take place this summer - most likely in early August. With the heavy winter and spring rains, the weeds are tall and thick this year at the reservoir.

The goats are a fun and environmentally-friendly way for the City to control weeds. Power mowers use gas and often cannot reach steep areas of weeds on our properties. Using the goats also reduces the need for herbicides to control weeds.

Watch for them at Stanford Heights Reservoir soon!