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Why were utility rates recently adjusted?

The rate increases will provide funding for resources needed to invest in the operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the utilities.  See the City Council Presentation from September 2016 for more information.

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What are City utilities? 

The Storm Drain, Wastewater and Water Utilities are divisions of the Public Works department of the City of Redding. Public Works provide reliable water, wastewater and storm drain services to approximately 90,000 Redding area residents.  

Visit the links below to learn more about our other utility services:

Remember: Click it before you dig it! or call 811

Important drought information

On April 7th, 2015 the City of Redding adopted a new Water Shortage Contingency Plan and until May of 2016, the City was implementing Stage 2. Because of customer efforts and good precipitation during the winter, we have received  a 100% water supply allocation from the Central Valley Project.  Therefore, we are easing restrictions and moving to Stage 1. Voluntary conservation measures are in place, with a few exceptions - State mandated prohibitions not included in our current Plan. Follow the links below:


Water distribution system flushing program 

The City of Redding Water Utility will be flushing water mains serving the Enterprise and Cascade areas during certain months of the year.  Visit our Water Distribution System Flushing Program page for more information.