Projects Overview

Current City of Palo Alto Utilities Projects
Following the gas, electric, water, sewer and fiber project information below, you will find the answers to the Top Three most frequently asked questions, as well as a list of other links you may find helpful.  (Note: Storm Drain projects are under the purview of the Public Works Department.) 

Steel plates on the streets? These are placed in accordance with safety regulations any time an area of the road or sidewalk is excavated for any number of reasons. City work on utilities distribution systems are part of the City of Palo Alto Utilities' (CPAU) continual process of upgrading infrastructure and performing routine maintenance to ensure safety and reliability for all customers. Some plates on the streets are owned, placed and maintained by third-party developers.

Safety is a number one priority for CPAU! View Utilities safety information at cityofpaloalto.org/safeutility Comments and questions are always welcome and we invite you to
contact us at anytime.


View information on
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) projects in and around Palo Alto.

City of Palo Alto Utilities Gas System Improvements

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2015