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Customer-owned since 1895.


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RPU's Latest News

RPU Assistant General Manager Daniel Garcia selected to participate in Executive Leadership opportunity with National Renewable Energy Lab

Released 06/12/2019

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 21 leaders to participate in its 2019 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders an opportunity to learn about advanced energy technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning.



Inside Riverside Public Utilities’ School Education Program

Released 02/13/2019

Since 2001, Riverside Public Utilities’ School Education Program has provided a unique, hands-on experience for children in the elementary grades. The program serves more than 45 public elementary schools and 30 private schools in Riverside’s service area. The state mandated charges collected on your utility bill pay for the programs designed to align with next generation state curriculum standards, while promoting both energy and water conservation and the science behind it.


Tune-Up Now Save Later | Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Released 01/24/2019

Now is the time for Riverside Public Utilities’ customers to tune-up their HVAC system!


Todd Corbin Named General Manager of Riverside Public Utilities

Released 11/13/2018

Inland utilities veteran brings 26 years of experience to new job


Riverside Public Utilities Honors Winners of Annual Bottled Water Label Art Contest and Scholarship Program

Released 10/24/2018

Winners are students at Norte Vista and Woodcrest Christian high schools


Riverside Public Utilities Facilitates Summer STEM PULL Academy for Local High School Students

Released 7/31/2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A group of 70 Riverside high school students recently participated in several days of intensive, hands-on training with the Riverside Public Utilities Department to learn about potential careers in the utilities industry.


Riverside Public Utilities Shuts Down Oldest Substation Dating to 1949

Released 7/9/2018

President Harry S. Truman was finishing his first term when Magnolia Substation came to life


Riverside Public Utilities Supports Community With Energy Efficiency Programs

Released 6/25/2018

Programs can help residents and businesses save hundreds of dollars each year.


City of Riverside to Examine Future of Agricultural Water Rates

Released 4/2/2018

Board of Public Utilities names task force; 15 months of meeting scheduled to start April 26


Riverside’s Electric Vehicle Charging Initiative Continues to Make Progress

Released 3/9/2018

Riverside, Calif. – Electric vehicle owners have another reason to charge up while visiting downtown Riverside.


Riverside Public Utilities Warns Against Fraudulent Calls to Customers

Released 1/12/2018

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) is urging customers to avoid contact with consumer scammers who give the impression they are calling from a city phone number, then claim the customer has a faulty meter and demand payment for repairs via a toll-free number.



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