NOTE: Updated "2013" standard details below are available upon request from contacting Engineering at (650) 566-4504. As time permits, links to downloadable versions will be placed on this page.
These Standards shall 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 Planning Department, 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 Revenue Collections, 1st floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301; (650) 329-2317. For any questions regarding utility requirements, call (650) 566-4501.
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