Utilities Publications

Documents, files, bill inserts, forms, applications and more are here.

Revision Date: 2/28/2019
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Revision Date: 2/7/2019
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Revision Date: 11/6/2018
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Revision Date: 8/30/2018
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Revision Date: 8/30/2018
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Revision Date: 8/30/2018
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Downloadable application for the Utilities Department's Rate Assistance Program, which offers rate reductions for customers with proven financial and/or medical need.
Revision Date: 8/14/2018
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Revision Date: 5/24/2018
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Revision Date: 4/11/2018
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Revision Date: 2/8/2018
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Revision Date: 1/15/2018
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Revision Date: 8/2/2017 6:33:22 PM
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Revision Date: 8/2/2017 6:27:15 PM
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Revision Date: 8/2/2017 6:27:14 PM
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Revision Date: 8/2/2017
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Revision Date: 6/23/2017
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Revision Date: 3/24/2017
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An active set of counterparties is essential to ensure that the City of Palo Alto meets its electric supply portfolio objectives, load obligations, and various program needs in a competitive and efficient manner. By Resolution 9652 City Council approved a Standard Form Edison Electric Institute Master Power Purchase and Sale Agreement, with Special Terms and Conditions, and a Standard Form Master Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase and Sale Agreement. The contracts, with non-substantive changes, are available for execution by qualified electric suppliers. For more information, please contact Chris Hutchinson at christopher.hutchinson@cityofpaloalto.org
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
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An active set of counterparties is essential to ensure that the City of Palo Alto meets its electric supply portfolio objectives, load obligations, and various program needs in a competitive and efficient manner. By Resolution 9652 City Council approved a Standard Form Edison Electric Institute Master Power Purchase and Sale Agreement, with Special Terms and Conditions, and a Standard Form Master Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase and Sale Agreement. The contracts, with non-substantive changes, are available for execution by qualified electric suppliers. For more information, please contact Chris Hutchinson at christopher.hutchinson@cityofpaloalto.org
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
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Revision Date: 9/2/2016
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Revision Date: 7/19/2016
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Revision Date: 6/15/2016
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This is the pdf version of the updated Utilities at a Glance brochure that gives a general overview of the City's various utility operations (electric, gas, water, wastewater and refuse/recycling) and some basic resource usage and contact information.
Revision Date: 6/15/2016
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Names and contact info for companies that customers can hire to come test their backflow prevention devices to be sure they meet all requirements
Revision Date: 5/25/2016
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Revision Date: 3/16/2016
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Revision Date: 5/11/2015
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Revision Date: 1/6/2015
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Revision Date: 11/18/2014
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Revision Date: 8/18/2014
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Revision Date: 6/19/2014
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Revision Date: 6/19/2014
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Revision Date: 6/5/2014
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Revision Date: 6/5/2014
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EM&V for energy efficiency programs
Revision Date: 5/2/2014
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LED coupon
Revision Date: 12/5/2013
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Flyer detailing the PG&E project (Sept. 2012-July 2013) along Miranda Avenue and the Foothill Expressway to replace their major gas transmission pipeline #109.
Revision Date: 4/10/2013
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University Ave beautification project. Project overview and goals along with map. Public Works department project.
Revision Date: 3/27/2013
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Info from the Utilities Department for December 2012
Revision Date: 12/18/2012
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Most recent report on Utilities Department activities
Revision Date: 11/6/2012
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Google Map, annotated by PG&E, to indicate the areas where day work vs. night work will be going on during the Line #109 replacement project along Miranda Avenue/Foothill Expressway/Junipero Serra Blvd.
Revision Date: 9/21/2012
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A copy of the notice letter distributed by PG&E in July to nearby residents and businesses describing their upcoming project and publicizing their Open House held on July 31, 2012 for all interested parties. This notice was also sent to all Palo Alto Neighborhoods groups.
Revision Date: 8/31/2012
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Maps identifying locations of trees requiring trimming or removal to allow installation of new segments of PG&E's gas transmission pipeline #109.
Revision Date: 8/31/2012
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Spreadsheet description of trees, shrubbery and other vegetation requiring trimming or removal required to allow the installation of several new segments of the PG&E gas transmission pipeline #109 along Miranda Ave. and the Foothill Expressway.
Revision Date: 8/31/2012
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Utilities Department Strategic Plan; included in Council Memo 1880. Passed July 18, 2011
Revision Date: 7/25/2012
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Letter distributed to affected Palo Alto Utilities customers about PG&E's pipeline replacement project.
Revision Date: 5/19/2012
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Fillable PDF form - Bank Draft Authorization Application
Revision Date: 3/9/2012
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Map for gas leak walking survey showing the portions of the City to be surveyed between April and November 2011.
Revision Date: 3/16/2011
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Standard schematic for Reduced Pressure Assemby for Backflow Prevention Devices
Revision Date: 2/10/2011
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Who to call to avoid accidentally damaging underground utilities.
Revision Date: 2/10/2011
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This document is provided as a guide to assist customers with the process of installing a required backflow prevention device on their water main.
Revision Date: 12/27/2010
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Handy brochure outlining how to use the Building Department's automated system for scheduling inspection appointments.
Revision Date: 8/10/2010
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A guide provided by Santa Clara County to inform private well owners of their rights and obligations, including backflow prevention.
Revision Date: 8/3/2010
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To assist customers who have to install a backflow prevention device on their water main, this building department permit application is being provided.
Revision Date: 4/1/2010
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To assist customers who have to install a backflow prevention device on their water main, the Fire Service Permit Application is hereby provided.
Revision Date: 4/1/2010
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Update to Council and Community on Utilities Department Achievements and Initiatives for 2010
Revision Date: 3/4/2010
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Water Use Calculations under new statewide Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (January 1, 2010)
Revision Date: 1/19/2010
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Greenlight Film Festival 2010 Poster announcing the details and deadlines for submitting a film to this celebration of environmental cinematography.
Revision Date: 11/25/2009
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Submission form for use by persons wanting to enter a self-produced environmental-themed film into the 2010 Greenlight Film Festival.
Revision Date: 11/25/2009
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This online form is for customers to use in reporting the test results for their backflow prevention devices.
Revision Date: 7/28/2009
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This Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) describes the City of Palo Alto’s wastewater collection system management activities. The purpose of these activities is to: 1. Maintain and improve the condition of the collection system infrastructure, 2. Control infiltration/inflow (I/I) and provide appropriate sewer capacity, and to 3. Minimize the number and impact of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) that occur.
Revision Date: 7/13/2009
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Degree Day Information for 2008
Revision Date: 7/22/2008
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Revision Date: 4/15/2008
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gas survey map
Revision Date: 4/14/2008
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April 17: Greenlight Earth Day Film Festival. Event will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cubberley Theater, 400 Middlefield Road, in Palo Alto. The 3rd annual Greenlight Earth Day Film Festival is a celebration of Earth Day featuring film projects by local artists and focusing on environmentally-themed films. The Festival will showcase the “Best of” films and feature an awards presentation. Seating is limited, so come early! For more information call (650) 329-2241.
Revision Date: 3/26/2008
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Revision Date: 3/20/2008
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Revision Date: 10/18/2007
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Revision Date: 8/27/2007
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Every year, we conduct the annual gas leak detection survey in parts of Palo Alto. The goal of this annual work is to detect and repair gas line leaks at City gas mains as part of a proactive approach to gas line safety.
Revision Date: 7/20/2007
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Keeping Palo Alto Green.
Revision Date: 7/20/2007
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The City of Palo Alto's Urban Management Plan.
Revision Date: 7/20/2007
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Learn more about Palo Alto's homegrown utility services, its recent accomplishments and future plans.
Revision Date: 7/1/2007
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