Riverside Public Utilities


Water Engineering

RPU has provided water service to the greater Riverside area for over 100 years and we are eager to assist you with your residential, commercial or industrial project. For assistance, please contact us. For information on our One Stop Shop, please visit Streamline Riverside.

Design Standards

Standards drawings and design specifications for construction.

Construction Standards

Archived construction standards and specifications.

General Forms

All the forms you'll need to carry out your work.


Backflow Prevention

Backflow devices are required on all commercial water connections.

Water Rules & Rates

See water rates as well as criteria for water services within the service boundary.


Find answers to your most frequently-asked water-related questions.


Water Map

Who is your water purveyor? Find out with this map.


Know before you dig. Call DigAlert.

Construction Meters

Find additional info on renting a construction meter.


Water Quality Annual Report

Latest Report  

The following is a brief summary of typical categories our staff can assist you with:

Please contact us for assistance

  • New domestic, landscape or fire water service installations.
  • Backflow protection inquires including approved devices.
  • Relocation or abandonment of existing water services or facilities (fire hydrants, vaults, fire services, etc).
  • New water main installation for a proposed development project.
  • Water pressure inquiries.
  • Any other water related questions.


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