Public Utilities

Public Utilities

Strategic Goals

Our Mission

The City of Riverside Public Utilities Department is committed to the highest quality water and electric services at the lowest possible rates to benefit the community.

Our Ten-Year Vision

Our customers will recognize Riverside Public Utilities as a unique community asset with a global reputation for innovation, sustainability and an enhanced quality of life.

Our Core Values

The City of Riverside Public Utilities Department values...

  • Safety
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Quality Service
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Inclusiveness and Mutual Respect
  • Community Involvement
  • Environmental Stewardship

Three-Year Goals

  • Contribute to the City of Riverside’s economic development while preserving RPU’s financial strength
  • Maximize the use of technology to improve utility operations
  • Impact positively legislation and regulations at all levels of government
  • Develop and implement electric and water resource plans
  • Create and implement a workforce development plan

Ten-Year Goals

  • Employ state-of-the-art technology to maximize reliability and customer service
  • Foster economic development and job growth in the City of Riverside
  • Communicate effectively the accomplishments, challenges and opportunities for the full utilization of our electric and water resources
  • Develop fully our low-cost, sustainable, reliable electric and water resources
  • Enhance the effective and efficient operation of all areas of the utility


Specific Area Long-Range Plans to Implement Mission Statement

Riverside Public Utilities' specific area long-range plans are utilized to help develop three year goals and objectives to implement those goals. These long-range plans are:

  • Succession Plan
  • Space Plan
  • Renewable Portfolio Standard Power Implementation Plan
  • Integrated Power Resources Plan
  • Riverside Transmission Reliability Project
  • Electric Distribution System Master Plan
  • Water Infrastructure Replacement Plan
  • Recycled Water Plan
  • Integrated Water Management Plan
  • Conservation/Efficiency Plan
  • Information Technology Plan
  • Financing/Rate Plan
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