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City of Redding Utilities

The Public Works Utilities are dedicated to providing our customers with reliable water, wastewater and storm drain services now and in the future.

    What are the City Utilities?


    The Storm Drain, Wastewater and Water Utilities are divisions of the Public Works department of the City of Redding. Redding Utilities provide reliable water, wastewater and storm drain services to approximately 90,000 Redding area residents. Two water treatment plants and over 500 miles of water pipe provide potable water to residents and businesses. Over 400 miles of sewer pipe and two wastewater treatment plants convey and treat wastewater from indoor sinks, toilets and drains at homes and businesses. Almost 400 miles of storm drain pipes and channels provide drainage for rainwater on our city streets to prevent flooding during the winter by carrying water to creeks and the Sacramento River.

    See videos of the wastewater treatment process on YouTube!

    News & Events


    Urgency Ordinance implementing Stage II of the City's Drought Management Plan (implementing new State regulations) goes to City Council on August 5, 2014. Read about it in the Agenda Packet Item 9.11a here.

    JULY 15, 2014 - In response to a recent survey that shows conservation measures enacted throughout the State of California have failed to achieve the 20% reduction in water use the Governor called for earlier this year, the State Water Resources Control Board has approved emergency regulations intended to reduce outdoor urban water use. The regulations will go into effect on or about August 1, 2014. Read the press release here.

    The Redding City Council passed a resolution implementing Stage I of the City of Redding's Drought Management Plan in February, 2014. In response to the Water Board's adoption of emergency regulations referenced above, an urgency ordinance amending Stage II of the City's Drought Management Plan will be presented to City Council for adoption on August 5, 2014. The Council report is available in the Agenda Packet Item 9.11a here. If the resolution is adopted, this website will be updated. For more information and additional links, please visit our News page.

    Please report incidents of Water Waste here.

    We appreciate you taking the time to inform us of water waste you have observed in the community.  Be advised that, due to the increasing number of e-mails and phone call messages, we cannot respond to each report individually.  Reported incidents will be prioritized and we will make every effort to respond in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience!

    For more 2014 Drought Information, visit Save Our Water

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    2013 Water Quality Report Available Now! 

    The latest report as well as archived reports dating to 1999 are available online here.