Utilities News

Check here for news about the City of Palo Alto Utilities department.   If you are a member of the press and would like to see the department's most recent news releases, visit our news releases page.

 

 


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Be Aware of Scam Utility Calls

November 13, 2017 
Beware of fraudulent phone calls from scam artists claiming to be from the Utilities Department! Never provide payment or personal information over the phone. Hang up and call us at (650) 329-2161 to verify your account status if unsure.
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Holiday Waste Collection Schedule

November 12, 2017 

Your recycle, compost, and garbage collection day will change during the holidays. If your regular collection day falls on or after the holiday, your collection day will be moved to the next day.

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Palo Alto Receives Top Award for Climate Change Leadership

September 14, 2017 

Palo Alto will be recognized as the first city to achieve a Platinum Level Beacon Award – the highest level possible - for its efforts and leadership in addressing climate change when Mayor Greg Scharff accepts the prestigious recognition in front of hundreds of elected leaders from throughout California at this year’s League of California Cities Annual Conference on Sept. 14.

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Palo Alto Utilities Sends Aid to Fire Victims

September 25, 2015 
City of Palo Alto Utilities crews are providing restoration assistance for damaged power generating facilities, transmission lines and distribution lines, other power equipment impacted by the Northern California wildland fire.
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Trees Need Water (Especially) During Times of Drought

September 22, 2015 

Palo Alto has done a great job in its water conservation efforts, and through its diligence, the community has cut water usage more than 33 percent compared to 2013 levels. While we need to conserve water, doing so may be impacting the City's trees, which are showing signs of stress.

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Palo Alto Launches Home Efficiency Genie Program

July 30, 2015 

Through Home Efficiency Genie, a Palo Alto homeowner can schedule a discounted assessment with the program’s specially trained building science expert. These experts can help residents learn cost effective ways to improve their home’s comfort, efficiency, health, indoor air quality, building durability and value.


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City of Palo Alto Utilities Awarded Public Power Utility of the Year

December 23, 2014 
City of Palo Alto Utilities is awarded Public Power Utility of the Year. Palo Alto Utilities has a long history of providing innovative and progressive programs on the cutting edge of environmental sustainability. Forward-thinking community support for renewable energy has encouraged development and growth of our comprehensive solar electric programs.

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Right Tree-Right Place Program

September 13, 2013 
Trees and power lines can co-exist! If you have a private tree conflicting with power lines, you have several options, including possible free removal and rebates for replacement.
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Water Cloudiness Does Not Impact Safety

February 15, 2013 
Every year there is work on the water supply system, typically in January. During this time, there may be a slight and temporary change in your water. This will not impact its safety or quality.
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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2017
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