NOTE: Updated "2013" standards below are current. When time permits, the complete specification download will be broken down into smaller chapters, but until then you can use the "complete download" document to find the section you need. Contact WGW Engineering at (650) 566-4501 if you need assistance or are looking for a document you cannot find here.
These standards govern the requirements for design and construction of all water, gas, and wastewater utility facilities within the City of Palo Alto. Private utilities on private property are under the jurisdiction of the City's Development Center's Building Inspection Division. All WGW utility projects within the City's public right of way (including gas services up to and encompassing the gas meter) shall conform to these standards and the Public Works Standard Drawings and Specifications unless otherwise approved in writing by the Water, Gas, Wastewater Engineering Manager.
These documents can also be purchased in book form at the Utilities Engineering Office located at 1007 Elwell Court, Palo Alto, CA 94303. Please call (650) 566-4501 for more information.
Utilities Operations Office Municipal Service Center 3201 East Bayshore Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303 Electric Phone: 650-496-6934 Fax: 650-493-8427 Water, Gas, Wastewater Phone: 650-496-6982 Fax: 650-496-6924 Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00-3:30pm