Engineering Projects

The City of Palo Alto’s Utilities Operations and Engineering Divisions have multiple ongoing projects throughout the City to repair, replace, upgrade and/or underground electric, water, gas, wastewater facilities.

For a general Projects Overview--click here.

Where to find details on specific projects

Click here or view the details listed under each major Capital Improvement Project (CIP) category below.

Electric System Improvements
Gas System Improvements
Water System Improvements
Sewer System Improvements

Current Project Street Map:

Current Major Utility Projects Map

Sometimes, smaller CIP projects will not be listed on the website. If you have any questions regarding a CIP project not listed, please contact the appropriate department via the contact information on the right of this page.

Utilities Engineering Location:
1007 Elwell Court
Palo Alto CA 94303

Phone: (650) 566-4500

Water, Gas, Wastewater
Phone: (650) 566-4501
Fax: (650) 566-4536
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Utilities Operations Location:
Municipal Service Center
3201 East Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303

(650) 496-6934
Fax: (650) 493-8427

Water, Gas, Wastewater
Phone: (650)496-6982
Fax: (650) 496-6924
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Annual Walking and Mobile Gas Leak Survey In Progress

This routine safety check is conducted every year out to ensure the safety of all who live and work in Palo Alto.


Palo Alto Utilities Sends Aid to Fire Victims
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.
CPAU Workers Help Rebuild 21kv line

LED Streetlights Shine
PHASE 3 expected to finish this summer---see how the new LED street lights are transforming our town!

Last Updated: Oct 3, 2017