Category Archives: Public Utilities

Palm Beach Post Wrong – Setting the Record Straight

(West Palm Beach, FL) – In a story published by Palm Beach Post reporter Andrew Abramson, the newspaper incorrectly interpreted and misreported state law regarding requirements for open meetings. City of West Palm Beach Attorney Claudia McKenna corrected the record today during the same meeting referenced in the story. We invite you to watch her […]

Sandy causes intermittent WPB Flagler Flooding

  Alternate Routes During Flooding Include Olive Avenue & Dixie Highway   (West Palm Beach, FL) – For the next few days, West Palm Beach residents can expect to see intermittent flooding along Flagler Drive in the city. A combination of storm surge from hurricane Sandy, a full moon affecting tidal conditions, and the rise […]

Boil Water Notice

September 6, 2012 Due to a broken water main located at the intersection of Grant Street and Tamarind Avenue, the following residents are asked to boil their drinking water until further notice before use: Residents located from 15th Street to 23rd Street, between Division Avenue and the FEC railroad tracks.  ###

Who to call about your flooding

Who Do You Need To Call? Some helpful information about who to call about your flooding For immediate release August 28, 2012 West Palm Beach, Florida – In response to questions raised about who is responsible for working to alleviate flooding in various neighborhoods, here is some helpful information for residents: While the City of […]

City Emergency Crews Hitting Flooded Neighborhoods

August 28, 2012 For immediate release West Palm Beach, FL – City of West Palm Beach crews are working today on draining flooded neighborhoods across the city. The Department of Public Utilities has dispatched special equipment designed to vacuum up standing water from roadways and intersections.  The crews have been working almost around the clock […]

Library closing early – More flood info – 8/27/12 @ 5:15pm

For immediate release EMERGENCY FLOODING MEASURES BEING TAKEN IN WPB    WEST PALM BEACH LIBRARY CLOSES EARLY     FLOODING…. The City of West Palm Beach is taking emergency steps to reduce the flooding in several city neighborhoods. The City is pumping 97 million gallons out of the Grassy Waters Preserve in order to make […]

West Palm Beach Flood Alert – 8/27/12 @ 4:45pm

Posted August 27, 2012 @ 4:45pm CITY FLOOD ALERT: Several areas of WPB experiencing heavy flooding. Use extra caution in the Villages on and around Village Blvd, Shenandoah Dr. & Saratoga Rd. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. Western communities also flooding. WPB Utilities & Public Works taking steps to help water drain. Please obey […]

Routine Water Line Maintenance Planned

The City of West Palm Beach is planning a routine maintenance of the system’s water lines from July 30, 2012 to August 15, 2012. During that time period, residents who receive water from the City of West Palm Beach may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in their water. This will not pose any […]

Routine Water Line Maintenance Planned

The City of West Palm Beach is planning a routine maintenance of the system’s water lines from July 30, 2012 to August 15, 2012. During that time period, residents who receive water from the City of West Palm Beach may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in their water.  This will not pose any […]

FREE Energy-Saving Workshop Aug. 8th 5:30-7:00 pm

Where: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach When: Wednesday, August 8, 5:30-7:00 pm Workshop Topics: Reducing energy usage and utility bills FREE home/business energy audits Energy-efficient products Available rebates for energy-efficient retrofits PACE financing -Property Assessed Clean Energy for business 5:30 –  6:15 pm: Florida, Power & Light Save energy with retrofits & rebates […]

City to Receive Water from the L8 Reservoir

Due to the extreme drought conditions The South Florida Water Management District with approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is prepared to release water from the L8 Reservoir to the City of West Palm Beach effective Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm. This water will help supplement the City’s water supply and […]

Traffic Advisory: Australian Ave. between 7th St. and Banyan Blvd.

To facilitate emergency utility work the following road closure will be in effect from 5AM Wednesday, June 22 until Friday June 24, 2011 when the area will reopen to traffic. LOCATION: Australian Ave. between 7th Street and Banyan Blvd. SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC ONLY RESTRICTION: The southbound traffic will be detoured via: Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Dixie […]

Public Utility Notice

Lift Station No. 13, located on Parker Avenue at Caroline Street across from Fire Station No. 4, shut down for a period early in the day. The City is taking all steps to restore the Lift Station to full operation. As required, the Health Department and the Department of Environmental Protection were immediately notified. There […]

Portion of Flagler Drive closed for Stormwater work

When:  Beginning Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at 6:00 a.m. Affected Area:  Flagler Drive between Banyan Blvd. and Fern Street Due to necessary stormwater improvements, Flagler Drive will be closed between Banyan Boulevard and Fern Street beginning Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at 6:00 a.m.  The road is expected to reopen by September 30, 2009. All residents, […]

WPB Making Water System Improvements; Continuing Measures to Keep Lead and Copper out of Water, Reduce Corrosion

(Monday, March 2, 2009)  As part of the overall effort to improve the quality and reliability of the water system and provide top-quality drinking water to its customers, the City of West Palm Beach will continue the implementation of a new measure designed to help prevent lead and copper leaching from customer’s pipes into the […]

WPB Continues Water System Improvements; New Measures Expected to Keep Lead and Copper out of Water, Reduce Corrosion

(Wednesday, October 29, 2008)  As part of the overall effort to improve the quality and reliability of the water system and provide top-quality drinking water to its customers, the City of West Palm Beach will launch a new measure designed to help prevent lead and copper leaching from customer’s pipes into the water and to […]

City Temporarily Supplementing Water Supply

(Friday, May 16, 2008)  As a temporary measure intended to supplement existing water supplies and help reduce the impact of dry weather on protected species at Grassy Waters Preserve, the City of West Palm Beach will be accessing water stored in the L-8 reservoir beginning the week of May 19, 2008.  The move is being […]

City Water Customers on twice-a-week Watering

(Thursday, April 10, 2008)  With the approval of the South Florida Water Management District, the City of West Palm Beach will be allowing all City water customers to water their lawns twice a week beginning Friday, April 18, 2008.  The City had previously been on once-a-week yard watering restrictions.  The decision to go to twice-a-week […]

“Free chlorine” treatment ends for all City water customers

(Wednesday, February 20, 2008)  The City of West Palm Beach has ended the temporary use of the free chlorine disinfection method for all of the City’s water customers.  Water is now being treated using the “chloramine” (pronounced “chlor-uh-meen”) disinfection method, which was the City’s standard treatment method prior to recent free chlorine treatment. “We have […]