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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


    Drought Outlook

    JANUARY 17, 2014 - With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions.

    “We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared for the terrible consequences that California’s drought now threatens, including dramatically less water for our farms and communities and increased fires in both urban and rural areas,” said Governor Brown. “I’ve declared this emergency and I’m calling all Californians to conserve water in every way possible.”

    For more 2014 Drought Information, visit Save Our Water

    2012 Water Quality Report Available Now! 
    The latest report as well as archived reports dating to 1999 are available online here.