Over the last several years, dozens of new buildings have risen in the area known as Mission Bay, and last year San Francisco celebrated the Metallica-themed grand opening of the new Chase Center. This area of San Francisco is growing with housing, offices, classrooms and medical facilities – and toilets. As Metallica might say, if the toilets don’t flush, nothing else matters.

“I couldn’t have said it better myself!” says Bessie Tam, SFPUC Project Manager for the Mariposa Pump Station Improvement Project. Tam continues, “as more people come to the Mission Bay area to work, live, and play, the sewer facilities have to keep up.”