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Learn all about RPU's current projects.

Active Projects

You may not recognize it when you see it, but the equipment used to keep the lights on and the water flowing in Riverside is all around us. Here you can learn more about RPU's current projects.


Riverside Transmission Reliability Project (RTRP)
LED Streetlights
Advanced Meter Program
Ward 1
Hunter Substation Replacement Project
Ward 2
Canyon Crest Booster Station Replacement Project
Wards 3, 5, 6 & 7
69kV Subtransmission System Reliability
Wards 3, 5 & 6
Jackson Street Recycled Water Project
Wards 4
Freeman to Orangecrest Substation - Fiber Installation Project

Where: Orangecrest through Woodcrest Areas

  • Installing new fiber optic cable
  • Removing existing outdated cable
  • New installations will enhance the reliability of the RPU Communications System
  • Working hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Start: 12/2019

End: 12/2020

Wards 5 & 6
Magnolia Avenue Techite Pipeline Replacement Project (Harrison St. to Van Buren Blvd.)
Ward 5
Garfield & Overland Water Main Replacement Project (Phase I)

Where: Ramona Neighborhood

RPU Water Field Crews will be performing maintenance and repair work to existing water system infrastructure.

Work entails:

  • Working hours: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Installation of approximately 2,900 feet of pipe within the following streets:
    • Wheeler Street
    • Royce Street
    • Broadmoor Street
    • Litton Place
    • Shelby Drive
    • Woodford Way
    • Ouida Drive
  • 53 services
  • 9 fire hydrants

Anticipated Start: 01/2021

Anticipated End: 06/2021