Water and Wastewater
Despite the Governor’s recent declaration of a drought emergency, the City of San Luis Obispo’s local water supply remains reliable and secure. Actions taken by City Council, community members and staff after the severe drought of 1987-1991 have secured reliable water resources for the city. Investment in a multi-source water supply and water reclamation facilities allow for responsible use even following the driest year on record. The city has four primary water supply sources including Whale Rock Reservoir, Salinas Reservoir, Nacimiento Reservoir, and recycled water (for irrigation), with groundwater serving as a fifth supplemental source.
Water and Wastewater services are provided by the City of San Luis Obispo Utilities Department.
Electricity in SLO is provided by Pacific Gas & Electric.
Natural Gas in SLO is provided by Southern California Gas Company.