Riverside Public Utilities
- Our Water
Riverside Public Utilities water sources begin as rain and snow that touches down in our local foothills and mountains and flows down through the earth into underground aquifers.
With every storm these water sources, located throughout the Riverside, San Bernardino, and Bunker Hill basins, receive new water that is then filtered through percolation – a naturally occurring purification process.
Multiple water wells then pump water from the aquifers to treatment plants, reservoirs, and on to our customers in and around the City of Riverside through nearly 1000 miles of distribution pipelines.
- Saving water and using water wisely has become extremely important as we continue to see significant dry periods.
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- We ensure our customers receive only water that meets or surpasses all state and federal regulations for drinking water quality.
See Water Quality
- So Cal's variable climate has impacted water supply basins with some storage reaching new record lows of water levels.
- PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a large group of manufactured substances that do not occur naturally in the environment.
Learn About PFAS
- RPU continues to enhance the City of Riverside’s water supply reliability through a comprehensive recycled water program.
- Riverside Public Utilities’ drinking water does NOT contain lead when it leaves our treatment plants.