News ImageWater & Drought Update - Palo Alto Water Use Guidelines
October 1, 2015California's severe drought continues. Emergency water use restrictions are in place for Palo Alto. Get current information here.[more]
News ImageTrees Need Water (Especially) During Times of Drought
September 22, 2015Palo Alto has done a great job in its water conservation efforts, and through its diligence, the community has cut water usage more than 33 percent compared to 2013 levels. While we need to conserve water, doing so may be impacting the City's trees, which are showing signs of stress.

News ImagePalo Alto Launches Home Efficiency Genie Program
July 30, 2015Through Home Efficiency Genie, a Palo Alto homeowner can schedule a discounted assessment with the program’s specially trained building science expert. These experts can help residents learn cost effective ways to improve their home’s comfort, efficiency, health, indoor air quality, building durability and value.[more]
News ImageRegister for these FREE Palo Alto Workshops
July 9, 2015Find out more about tree care, sustainable landscaping, home composting, attractive alternatives to lawns and more. Take a tour of one of our open houses or the Wastewater Treatment Plant. [more]
News ImageCity of Palo Alto Leads the Way in Sustainability
January 12, 2015PaloAltoGreen Gas is the First Green-e Climate Certified Natural Gas Offset Program Offered by a Municipal Utility[more]
News ImageLED Streetlights Shine
May 5, 2014PHASE 3 expected to finish this summer---see how the new LED street lights are transforming our town![more]
News ImageCity Hall King Plaza Demonstration Garden
December 17, 2013A garden planted by community volunteers which showcases sustainable landscape principles for maximum environmental benefits.( View our photo gallery. )
News ImageAward-Winning Gas Safety Outreach
September 5, 2013Your City Utilities were given the American Public Gas Association award of excellence in consumer education. Now test your knowledge of gas safety![more]