Facts Overview

Local Ownership & Control
Anaheim citizens are more than utilities customers: they are owners of their utilities. They have input to the decision process both directly and through an appointed citizen advisory Public Utilities Board. With final authority vested in Anaheim's elected City Council, decisions are made in the best interest of our citizens, quality of life, and local economy. As a municipal, not-for-profit utilities, our rates are based on our costs of providing water and electricity.

Residents take comfort knowing they are equal owners of Anaheim's municipal electric and water utility.

  • Anaheim Public Utilities consists of 356 full-time and 50 part-time employees, focused on operating the municipal electric and water utilities for the benefit of the community.
  • Electricity sales total more than 3.7 million megawatt-hours a year, with an annual historic system peak demand of 593 megawatts.
  • Total electric utility revenue is more than $458 million a year, and net investment in utility plants is $880 million.
  • Total water utility revenue is over $66 million a year, and net investment in the Water System is $307 million.
  • Water demand total over 20 billion gallons a year, with the highest distribution in a single day topping 107 million gallons.
This information was updated in June 2015.

Facts & Figures
  • Anaheim is one of a few cities nationwide with a "Class 1" Water System and Fire Department rating.
  • Anaheim Public Utilities conducts over 44,000 water quality tests annually to make sure Anaheim's drinking water exceeds all state and federal standards.
  • Anaheim Public Utilities owns the largest municipal solar photovoltaic (PV) system on top of a convention center in the North America. At 2.4 megawatts and consisting of 7,908 panels, the system produces 3.5 million kWhrs annually, which is enough to power 600 homes in Anaheim.
  • To date, 109 circuit miles of overhead power lines have been placed underground since 1990.
This information was updated in November 2014.

Service Area
  • 2nd largest city in Orange County
  • 10th largest city in California
  • Area: 50 square miles
  • Average annual rainfall: 13.4 inches
  • Average annual temperature: 67 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Number of annual visitors to Anaheim can total over 40 million
  • Population: 360,000
This information was updated in June 2015.