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 […]

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 […]

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, […]