Continuing the Legacy

100 years ago, City founders set Riverside up for success by establishing publicly owned electric and water services. As a result, Riverside enjoys the one of the lowest water rates in California, and nearly the very lowest electric rates in the state. Residents and businesses have benefited for decades thanks to the foresight of those who came before us in Riverside. We must continue this legacy, benefiting our children and grandchildren, by keeping the electric and water systems in good shape and building new facilities to serve our growing city.

Every five years the City of Riverside Public Utilities Department analyzes and evaluates current and future water and electric systems, processes, projects, and mandates along with all associated costs. Based on historic practices of keeping rates low, it is then decided if an increase is warranted.

On September 19, 2023, the Riverside City Council approved five-year rate plans for Riverside Public Utilities electric rates, water rates, and the City of Riverside’s Solid Waste service rate structure.

Learn more about the adopted 2023/24 – 2027/28 rate plans:

Community Information

*Board of Public Utilities

June 12, 2023

(*applicable to Electric & Water Proposed Rates)

Meeting Details | Agenda

Electric Presentation | Water Presentation

Electric Cost of Service Analysis (COSA) | Water Cost of Service Analysis (COSA)

Community Meetings

July 31, 2023 | 6:30 PM

Orange Terrace Center - Ballroom

August 3, 2023 | 6:30 PM

La Sierra Senior Center - Ballroom

August 8, 2023 | 6:30 PM

Bobby Bonds/Cesar Chavez Community Center Auditorium

*Board of Public Utilities Public Hearing

August 28, 2023

(*applicable to Electric & Water Proposed Rates)

Meeting Details | Agenda

City Council Public Hearing

September 19, 2023
Meeting Details | Agenda | Approved Meeting Minutes