San Francisco Public Utilities Commission - Utilities - 1155 Market St, SoMa, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission - Utilities - 1155 Market St, SoMa, San Francisco, CA
7/21/2012

Damn, we have incredible water.    I've lived in NYC, Brooklyn, Miami, Portland, Phoenix and Tucson.    I've experienced everything from heavily-chlorinated sludge (Phoenix) to weirdly discolored (Portland).    San Francisco's water is crisp, refreshing, and pleasantly odor-free.    There's the slightest perk of dissolved salts that hits the back of the tongue for a nice finish.    It is, in short, the best damn water I've ever had from a public service.The secret of course is the Hetch Hetchy glacier reserve that supplies our water--  I don't want to think about the thirsty bears and owls and trees that we're depriving-- water that is tested 100,000 times per year (300 times a day?!?!?) by the SFPUC.    I'm sure water this good has a closet full of dark secrets, and a movie as good as 'Chinatown' lurking in its history, but for now, I'm pleased to shower in the damn stuff.As a town, we've got it better than most, including the price.Highly recommended, and highly available.    Have a refreshing glass today and enjoy a small pleasure that helps make the quality of living so good here.(1)---(1) To experience the polar opposite, as we all should with our small pleasures, visit Phoenix in the summertime.    The water smells like a pool chemical testing kit and can literally only be drank ice cold, to numb the taste.   It leaves an unpleasant white film on every surface it dries on-- a residue of god-knows-what surfactants and pH stabilizers-- further evidence that you shouldn't build a metropolis in the middle of the G-D Desert.

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