Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cost of Service Meetings Schedule Oct. 4-18

What determines your utility rates? The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities will explain the process and factors involved in how utility rates are set for natural gas, water, wastewater, and stormwater.

Ratepayers are encouraged to attend one of the sessions to learn more and ask questions.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Byrd Park Roundhouse, 700 S. Davis Street

Thursday, Oct. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
East District Center, 701 N. 25th Street

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Police Academy, 1202 W. Graham Street

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Southside Community Center, 4100 Hull Street

For more information, contact Thomas Fuschini or call 646-1120.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Daytime Closures on Elko Road in Henrico for Richmond Gas Works Through October

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5, Elko Road (Route 156) will be closed weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to through traffic between Elko Tract Road (Route 380) and White Oak Road for Richmond Gas Works utility lines. The road will reopen each evening for overnight travel. The work is expected to be complete by the end of October.

Drivers can use the posted detour during the daytime closures:

Northbound Elko Rd. (Rt. 156):
Take Elko Tract Rd. (Rt. 380) west
to Technology Blvd. south to
Portugee Rd. east back to Elko Rd.
(Rt. 156).

Southbound Elko Rd. (Rt. 156):
Take Portugee Rd. west to
Technology Blvd. north to Elko
Tract Rd. (Rt. 380) east back to Elko
Rd. (Rt. 156).

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

DPU Streetlighting Makes "Back to School" a Safe Experience

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Streetlighting utility is doing its part to keep Richmond Public School (RPS) students safe once they are back in school. With RPS reopening this fall, students will be waiting at school bus stops early in the morning when the city is still dark. The DPU Streetlighting utility has partnered with RPS to ensure that there are no obstructions to streetlights from trees at school bus stops where students will wait to be picked up and transported to their respective school.

In ramped up efforts that began in mid-August with tree trimming at Anne Hardy Park in Richmond’s Highland Park area, DPU Streetlight technicians are trimming any tree branches, limbs and leaves that might hamper or block the light from ornamental lights or cobra head lights positioned at RPS bus stops.   

“DPU has a culture of safety and serving our customers, so anything that we can do to bolster those two objectives, we are all about it,” said DPU Director Robert Steidel.

Although this comes at a time when the DPU Streetlighting utility has adjusted service levels to meet staffing challenges, this effort is being given high priority. 

Ann Hardy Park



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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fire Hydrant Inspection Program


Fire Hydrant Inspection Progress Update:
256 Fire hydrant inspections done since July 1, 2017
12 Open Out-of-Service Fire Hydrants as of July 31, 201
8 Out-of-Service Fire Hydrants returned to service in July, 2017.