Riverside Public Utilities
Covid-19/Coronavirus Update
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In an abundance of caution, non-essential facilities will be closed to the public including RPU Payment & Customer Resource Centers.

Bills may be paid online by phone (951) 782-0330), by mail or by the 311 mobile application.

311 and Call Center Extended Hours:
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

RPU’s Downtown Customer Payment Center and Casa Blanca Customer Resource Center has a drop box available for payments.

No utility shut-offs will be undertaken through the duration of the emergency.

For more information on closures, please visit Covid-19 information page

Riverside Public Utilities is an award-winning consumer-owned water and electric utility that has been providing efficient, reliable services throughout the City of Riverside since 1895.

We are committed to providing the highest quality water and electric services at the lowest possible rates to benefit the community.

Call (951) 782-0330 for 24-hour power/water emergencies.


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COVID-19 & Our Water Supply

Released 3/18/2020

Amongst the growing concerns over COVID-19 Coronavirus, we want to reassure our customers that your tap water is safe and can continue to be used as usual for drinking and other purposes. Riverside Public Utilities water treatment and delivery systems are fully functioning to provide the most high-quality, safe and reliable drinking water to our customers. We perform more than 22,000 water quality tests from well to tap each year, ensuring our customers receive water that meets or surpasses all state and federal regulations for drinking water quality. COVID-19 Coronavirus has ¬not been detected in drinking water supplies and there is currently no evidence to support that it is transmitted through drinking water.


City of Riverside Takes Major Step Forward on Crucial Second Connection to Statewide Power Grid

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside took a major step forward today in a decades-long effort to reduce the possibility of a major power outage within the city when the California Public Utilities Commission approved an application from Southern California Edison (SCE) to construct a transmission line that would provide Riverside with a second connection to the statewide power grid.








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