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City to Give $1 Million to School District if Palo Alto Wins Georgetown Competition
On Monday, May 9, the Palo Alto City Council approved giving $1 million to the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) if the City wins the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize Competition.
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City of Palo Alto Ranks in National Top 10 for Most Solar Watts per Customer
Utility ranked third out of more than 300 utilities nationwide for 2015!
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Palo Alto Resident Installs Solar PV Array

Mayor Burt Asks Residents to Sign Pledge for Water Conservation
Sign the pledge to conserve water through the end of April at mywaterpledge.com and help Palo Alto win the national competition!
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Dripping Faucet

Mayor's "Green Business Leader" Recognition Awards
Palo Alto businesses are honored for high energy efficiency achievements!
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Trees Need Water (Especially) During Times of Drought
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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CPAU Scores Top Marks for Customer Satisfaction
The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) scored top marks again in a nationwide survey of utility customers for large business customer satisfaction.
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City of Palo Alto Leads the Way in Sustainability
PaloAltoGreen Gas is the First Green-e Climate Certified Natural Gas Offset Program Offered by a Municipal Utility
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Be Aware of Scam Calls
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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Palo Altans Protecting the Planet---2013 Update
Celebrate the Earth all the time! See the community's progress on our Climate Protection Plan and find links to events, programs and services you can take advantage of now!
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Fiber Optics Glossary of Terms
For businesses interested in the City's Fiber Optics program, we provide this handy explanation of common terms.
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Fiber Optic Services Pricing Overview
General information and examples of how the City's Fiber Optic Service pricing works.
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Water Service Disruptions
Updates on water service disruptions.
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Water & Drought Update - Palo Alto Water Use Guidelines
California's severe drought continues. Emergency water use restrictions are in place for Palo Alto. Get current information here.
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PA water at source--Tuolumne River-photo by C.Elvert

California Drought Update - Use Palo Alto 311 App for Water Waste Reporting
Palo Alto 311 has been updated to include an option for water waste reporting.
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Technical Reference Manual for Estimating Savings from Energy Efficiency Measures
These are the annual technical reference materials for energy efficiency program vendors.
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Facility Manager Meetings
Check out Meeting Agendas and Presentations here!
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Natural Gas Fixed-term Rate Indications
Available rates for natural gas fixed-term rate options
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Geoexchange Heat Pump (GSHP)
Learn how the Children's Library in Palo Alto is utilizing a geoexchange heat pump to heat and cool the building more efficiently.
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Smart Landscape Watering
Hot summer days are the perfect time to consider giving your landscape an irrigation make-over.
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Register for City of Palo Alto Events & Workshops
Find out more about tree care, sustainable landscaping, home composting, attractive alternatives to lawns and more. Take a tour of one of our open houses or the Wastewater Treatment Plant and join us for the Great Race for Saving Water!
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PG&E Gas Pipeline Projects in Palo Alto
Click here for more details on PG&E project activity in Palo Alto.
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PG%26E Gas Pipeline Testing

Bay Friendly Landscapes
It's never been easier to have a beautiful, water efficient garden--Be Bay-Friendly!
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