Youth produce music video about importance of San Francisco’s sewer system

Water runnin’ a flow
Where does that water go?
SF sewers, you know
Treats the water that flows

That’s the message the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is spreading through its latest public outreach effort, a rap music video titled “You Can’t Live a Day Without Me.”

The YouTube video, which features local celebrities such as former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown and ex-49ers great Ronnie Lott, is meant to raise awareness of the city’s aging sewer system and the utility’s 20-year, multi-billion dollar Sewer System Improvement Program. The song was written and performed by the PUC’s summer interns and the video was shot and edited by a local non-profit youth organization.

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On March 25, there was an official “world premier” launch party for the music video held at the San Francisco Public Library’s Koret Auditorium. With nearly 10,000 views on YouTube, the rap video has seemingly made a positive impression.

“Great video … who knew the sewers could be so cool,” says August Zajonc. Another YouTube comment reads: “Shout out to all the men and women of the SFPUC/Wastewater Enterprise for protecting our Bay and Ocean 24/7, 365 days a year! Thank You!”

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