Pasadena Water and Power Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Water Rate Adjustments

Public Hearing Scheduled for March 14 PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 14, at 5 p.m. via videoconference/teleconference to consider the adoption of proposed water rate increases, adjustments to existing rate structures, and a change in capital improvement charges. The public is encouraged to participate via videoconference/teleconference and submit public comment. Earlier this week, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) mailed a public hearing notice to all water customers. The notice includes recommended rate adjustment... continue reading »"Pasadena Water and Power Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Water Rate Adjustments"

City of Pasadena Announces Acting General Manager of Water and Power

PASADENA, Calif.—Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz has named Jeffrey Kightlinger as acting general manager of Pasadena Water and Power. Gurcharan Bawa retires from the role next week after serving the City of Pasadena for nearly 30 years. Kightlinger was the chief executive officer of The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) from 2006 to 2021. MWD is the largest municipal water provider in the nation, delivering an average of over 2 billion gallons of water a day to 19... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Acting General Manager of Water and Power"

Pasadena Installs Second Public Fast-Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is pleased to announce that the Arroyo Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Depot, located at 64 E. Glenarm St., is now open to the public. With a total of 26 chargers—20 of which are Tesla V3 Superchargers—the Depot features the latest and most powerful public chargers in the city. To commemorate this expansion of the Power Up Pasadena electric transportation initiative, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) held a private ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 3.... continue reading »"Pasadena Installs Second Public Fast-Charging Station for Electric Vehicles"

City Council Approves Alternating Water Schedule To Address Drought

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, Aug. 16, the Pasadena City Council unanimously approved the proposal to implement the Level 2 Water Supply Shortage Plan under the Pasadena Municipal Code and to establish a voluntary water reduction target of 15%, which aligns with the state’s reduction goal. As part of the Pasadena Municipal Code, the Level 2 Water Supply Shortage Plan restricts outdoor watering to two days per week from April to October and one day per week from November to March. To... continue reading »"City Council Approves Alternating Water Schedule To Address Drought"

Pasadena Installs Nation's Largest Public EV Fast-Charging Station

PASADENA, Calif. — The City of Pasadena is pleased to announce the opening of the Marengo Charging Plaza at 155 E. Green St. With a total of 44 chargers—24 Superchargers installed by Tesla and 20 fast chargers installed by the City of Pasadena—the Marengo Charging Plaza is the largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging plaza in the nation. Since the City launched the PowerUp Pasadena campaign in 2018, Pasadena has offered some of the most generous rebates to purchase/lease new... continue reading »"Pasadena Installs Nation's Largest Public EV Fast-Charging Station"

City of Pasadena Approves Stimulus Effort to Support Utility Customers

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena City Council approved a plan to issue rebate checks to all Pasadena electric customers—both residents and businesses—in the coming weeks. At the April 6 City Council meeting, councilmembers approved suspension of the collection of the Utility Underground Surtax (UUG) for a period of six months, and approved a proposal to refund all electric customers an amount equal to the UUG Surtax for a two-year period from April 2018 through March 2020. Former customers having paid... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Approves Stimulus Effort to Support Utility Customers"

'Tis the Season for Holiday Scams: A Warning From Pasadena Water and Power About Fraudulent Calls

PASADENA, Calif.—Due to an increase in fraudulent calls, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) advises residents to be especially vigilant about scam calls demanding payment for utility bills. PWP will never call customers asking them to make payment over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, be advised that scammers are attempting to solicit money or personal information from you. They may demand that customers go to a nearby convenience store, like Rite Aid or CVS, and purchase gift... continue reading »"'Tis the Season for Holiday Scams: A Warning From Pasadena Water and Power About Fraudulent Calls"

Pasadena Water and Power Offers Bill Payment Deferral to Federal Employees

PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) will offer residential customers who are federal employees the option to defer utility bill payments without penalty until March 1, 2019, or until the federal government resumes full operations. The utility will postpone collection activity and late fees for affected federal employees upon request.  The partial government shutdown, which began on December 22, 2018, has affected approximately 800,000 federal workers throughout the country. “The benefit of being a locally-owned utility is that it... continue reading »"Pasadena Water and Power Offers Bill Payment Deferral to Federal Employees"