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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

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The San Francisco Water System: Destruction and Renewal

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

The San Francisco Public Utitlies Commission (SFPUC) presents an exhibition of original, sometimes one-of-a-kind archival photographs portraying the desruction of a city and its water system, the ready and round-the-clock responses of plumbers and other city workers, and the genesis of a new water system designed to provide reliable water and the guarantee that the City of San Francisco would never burn again. The exhibition will consist of approximately 30 framed prints plus enlarged images on banners.

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April 3, 2006 - May 30, 2006


San Francisco City Hall, Lower Level and North Light Court


The photos recall the seismic destruction of San Francisco's water distribution system, the citywide devastation that followed, and the significance of a reliable water supply.


General public. Free event.


Michele Liapes, 415-554-3211

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