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About TPU




Mission

Tacoma Public Utilities provides services that are vital to our quality of life.


About Us

  • Publicly owned since 1893

  • Largest department in Tacoma City government  

  • Operates entirely from revenues from sale of services, not from taxes 
     
  • Governed by the Public Utility Board, the members of which appoint the Director of Utilities
     
  • Approximately 1,350 employees, including our management team
     
  • View our publications, including the Annual Report and Quick Facts