Riverside Public Utilities
Established in 1895, Riverside Public Utilities is a consumer-owned water and electric utility that provides high quality, reliable services. Come take a
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Water and Energy flow through our lives. As a Utility that is owned by the customers
it serves, we pride ourselves on the value we bring to the community. Strong reliability,
good rates, and the benefits of local control are the hallmarks of our more than 120 year
history. Established in 1895, Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) provides high quality, reliable
services to over 109,000 metered electric customers and almost 65,000 metered water
customers throughout Riverside. A dedicated staff of almost 600 people operate,
maintain and support a complex electric and water infrastructure that is worth more than
$4 billion dollars.We are committed to serving the community for the next 100 years and
beyond. Plans are in place for a secure water supply, increased use of renewable energy
resources, and sustainable living practices that help reduce environmental impacts within
the City of Riverside and the State of California. Our core business as a not-for-profit
utility is to serve the needs of our customers and support a thriving community in which
to live and work.