Major Utilities 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.

FAQ: Why do I see Utilities crews digging up a street that was just repaved?

This only happens when there is an urgent problem that must be addressed. Otherwise, a 5 year moratorium on planned projects is observed after a street has been repaved

FAQ: How do I get 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 call:

Electric:  (650) 566-4500
Water, gas and sewer: (650) 566-4501

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

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015