Wastewater Engin. & Operations

The City of Palo Alto Wastewater Engineering Section is responsible for planning, designing, budgeting and construction of major capital improvements to the city’s wastewater collection system. This program rehabilitates or replaces about 200,000 linear feet of wastewater mains and 2,000 service laterals each year.

The Wastewater Collection Operations Section is responsible for cleaning, maintaining, operating and regulatory compliance of the city’s sanitary collection (sewer) system.

Capital Improvement Program

New Construction

If you need a new wastewater service installation due to new construction, addition or remodeling of a building in Palo Alto, check the menu to the left.  Other information may be accessed from the links below. 

Crossbores---Gas & Sewer Safety Inspection Program
Since July 2011, the Utilities Department has been actively implementing the next phase of its gas-sewer crossbore inspection program.
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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2017
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