Category Archives: Public Utilities

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 of West Palm Beach Water Restrictions

City residents now can follow less severe SFWMD guidelines June 13, 2012 – Effective today, the City of West Palm Beach is lifting the one-day-per-week landscape irrigation restrictions that were put into place June, 2011. For the past year, City of West Palm Beach residents had been required to follow a landscape irrigation schedule that […]

City of West Palm Beach 2012 Presidents’ Day Schedule

As part of the city’s efforts to minimize impact on customer service while saving money, City Hall will be closed on Friday February 17, and Monday, February 20, 2012 for the President’s Day Holiday. This includes a furlough day for which employees are not paid. Note: There will be no change in residential or vegetative […]

Repairs Underway for Broken Pipe at Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of West Palm Beach wastewater treatment plant has had scheduled maintenance work underway to replace two aging valves on a 48-inch pipe. The pipe carries treated wastewater plant effluent to the disposal system. As construction activity proceeded, a small leak developed on Monday evening, February 6. The treated effluent normally carried by the […]

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 […]

Extreme Drought Prompts One Day Watering in WPB

The City of West Palm Beach and the region as a whole is in an extreme drought. The rain deficit has affected all area communities including our primary water supplies at Grassy Waters Preserve, Lake Mangonia and Clear Lake. Our lakes have dropped dramatically over the past several weeks and with no rainfall water supply […]

West Palm Beach e4 Sustainability Summit: April 16

GREEN FAMILY GREEN BUSINESS GREEN FUTURE Join us April 16, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The third Annual e4 Sustainability Summit is fast approaching! Join the City’s Office of Sustainability on April 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the beautiful Waterfront Commons and recently recognized LEED Silver-certified Lake Pavilion for a day of […]

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 […]

City of West Palm Beach Veterans Day Schedule (NO Garbage Pickup)

What: City of West Palm Beach Veterans Day Schedule When: Thursday, November 11, 2010 All City of West Palm Beach offices, including City Hall and the Library, will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2010, in observance of Veterans Day. PLEASE NOTE: There will NOT be any collection of residential garbage or yard waste or […]

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 Riverwalk Community Under Precautionary Boil Water Notice

WPB Issues Precautionary Boil Water Notice for Riverwalk Community When:  Boil Water Notice in Effect Until Monday, May 24, 2009, at 7:00 a.m. Where:  Riverwalk Community ONLY (05/24/09)  Due to a broken water pipe and a temporary drop in water pressure, the City of West Palm Beach has issued a precautionary boil water notice for […]

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 […]

City announces hiring of new Utilities Director

(Thursday, February 14, 2008)  Mayor Lois J. Frankel is pleased to announce that the City of West Palm Beach has hired Yasser Abouaish to be the City’s Director of Public Utilities.  Abouaish is expected to begin his duties on February 19, 2008. “Mr. Abouaish brings tremendous experience and expertise to the Department of Public Utilities […]

“Free chlorine” treatment extended by one week

(02/13/08)  In accordance with a program recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department, the City’s altered water chlorination methods will be extended by one week, from February 14, 2008 to February 20, 2008. The current extension is necessary so that crews can continue repairs and upgrades in a water storage tank and is not […]

City asking residents to conserve water; new restrictions in place

City of West Palm Beach leaders are asking residents and businesses to conserve water and follow the new yard-watering restrictions recently approved by the South Florida Water Management District.  The restrictions affect all City of West Palm Beach water customers, including those in the Town of Palm Beach and the Town of South Palm Beach. […]

“Free chlorine” treatment extended

(1/11/08)  In accordance with a program recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department, the City’s altered water chlorination methods will be extended from January 11, 2008 to February 14, 2008.  The City is taking this measure to ensure our water supply remains free of bacteria. Continuing on January 11, 2008, a “free chlorine” water […]

“Free chlorine” treatment extended

(12/03/07)  In accordance with a program recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department, the City’s altered water chlorination methods will be extended from December 4, 2007 to January 11, 2008.  The City is taking this measure to ensure our water supply remains free of bacteria. Continuing on December 4, 2007, a “free chlorine” water […]

“Free chlorine” treatment extended

(11/20/07) In accordance with a program recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department, the City’s water chlorination methods will be extended from November 20, 2007 to December 4, 2007. The City is taking this measure to ensure our water supply remains free of bacteria. Continuing on November 20, 2007, a “free chlorine” water treatment […]

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED

Click here to Play the video PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ORDER LIFTED FOR CUSTOMERS OF THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH WATER SYSTEM NOVEMBER 12, 2007 The Palm Beach County Department of Health has approved the lifting of the precautionary boil water order for all customers who have been on boil water notice since November 10, […]