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Palo Alto is one of the only cities in California that owns and operates a full suite of municipal utility services, including electric, fiber optics, natural gas, water and wastewater. The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) takes pride in providing quality services to the residents of Palo Alto since 1896. Palo Alto municipal utility customers benefit from local control and policy setting, community values-driven programs and services, reliable and safe operations, responsiveness and accountability to utility customers, and competitive rates.


Events & Workshops

Throughout the year, the City offers a variety of events and workshops focused on resource sustainability, emergency preparedness, community resilience, and more. Learn how to reduce waste, conserve water, save energy, and prevent pollution.



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