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City of Palo Alto Utilities

Customer Service Center, Ground floor
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 329-2161
Fax: (650) 617-3142

HOURS:

Mon-Thu  8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday      8:00 am to 4:30 pm


UtilitiesCustomerService@cityofpaloalto.org


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Beware: Scam Utility Calls Strike Again

Beware of scam callers claiming to be from the City of Palo Alto Utilities. Hang up and call us at (650) 329-2161 to verify your account status.


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Utilities Meter Reading Resumes June 1

You may see us in side & backyards reading meters. CPAU meter readers wear uniforms & carry City ID which can be presented upon request.


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Returning to Work? You May Need to Flush Your Water System

If a building has been dormant and vacant during extended shutdown, you may need to flush the water system to remove any stagnant water. Read some steps to take.


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It's Here! MyCPAU New Online Customer Site

New & improved online utility features allow you to manage your utility account any time, any where.


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Celebrate Earth Day from the Safety of Your Home This Year

Not just on Earth Day, but everyday, Palo Alto is one of many cities leading by example in our efforts to be more sustainable and support the environment.



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City Launches Support Call Center & Utility Rate Relief Programs

March 17, 2020 –The City of Palo Alto will activate a Community Support Call Center on Wednesday, March 18 to connect the community with information, and announced utility rate relief programs to support residential and business customers.


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Coronavirus Update: Listing of Events Postponed or Cancelled

On Monday, Palo Alto announced the postponement, cancellation and modifications to dozens of planned events until at least March 31 to meet the Santa Clara County Public Health department’s guidance on large gatherings.


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New Actions to Enhance Public Safety and Community Support

March 15, 2020 Palo Alto is establishing a community support call center and activating its Emergency Operations Center.


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Gas Safety Awareness Surveys Complete

CPAU recently completed participation in gas safety awareness phone and email surveys. Thank you to those who responded!


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City of Palo Alto Utilities Wins Smart Energy Provider Award

Recognized for energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives.


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Special Limited Time Incentives on EVs

Take advantage of these great deals! There is no better time to drive electric.


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We Are #CommunityPowered - Celebrating Public Power & Natural Gas Week

Oct 6-12, join us in celebrating your community-owned utility empowering Palo Alto for over 100 years!


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Utility Meter Audits in Progress

The Utilities Department is performing an audit of all utility meters in the City. Contractors will notify customers prior to the audit in your area.


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City of Palo Alto Utilities & Wildfire Safety

PG&E may shut off power in parts of the state if conditions create a wildfire risk. Read about potential impacts in Palo Alto.


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Prepare for Seismic Hazards & Other Emergencies

Recent earthquakes are an important reminder to be prepared for emergencies at any time. Learn what you can do to stay informed and ready.


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