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August 22, 2017
Virginian Scott Dewhirst to serve as new Tacoma Water superintendent
Tacoma Public Utilities has selected a new leader for Tacoma Water. Scott (William) Dewhirst, who has worked for Newport News Waterworks in Virginia for the past 17 years, will s ...
August 15, 2017
Tacoma Power offering $50,000 grants for renewable energy projects
Nonprofits, schools and government agencies interested in investing in renewable energy projects could get a financial boost this year from Tacoma Power’s Evergreen Options p ...
August 7, 2017
TPU Director Bill Gaines to retire in December
During July, Tacoma Public Utilities Director (CEO) Bill Gaines informed the Public Utility Board of his desire to retire from his current position effective in December 2017. Toda ...
June 20, 2017
TPU’s community service, innovation capture national awards
Outstanding community service and innovation led to Tacoma Public Utilities receiving two awards today from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The awards were accepted a ...
June 17, 2017
TPU director elected vice chair of national public power association
Tacoma Public Utilities Director / CEO Bill Gaines was unanimously elected by his peers as vice chair of the board of the American Public Power Association (APPA) at the associatio ...
June 13, 2017
TPU launches first women's resource group
Nearly half of the women who work for Tacoma Public Utilities gathered yesterday to participate in a new resource group designed to support women in the workplace. Just over a quar ...
June 10, 2017
TPU director joins U.S. senators to promote bipartisan energy legislation
Tacoma Public Utilities Director Bill Gaines joined U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Lisa Murkowski at an event yesterday in support of federal legislation that would make energy s ...
May 24, 2017
Responsible land management and operational strategy earn Tacoma Water two big awards
Utility designated ‘Landowner of the Year’ by WDFW Protecting the Green River Watershed to provide customers with safe, reliable water serves as a key responsibility ...
May 3, 2017
Tacoma Power wins national award for new Cushman hatcheries
Tacoma Power received its sixth-straight Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW) Award from the National Hydropower Association (NHA) on May 2. The award, for Recreat ...
April 4, 2017
Tacoma Power, Lewis County Department of Emergency Management to test emergency notification systems on April 5
Tacoma Power and the Lewis County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) will conduct a coordinated test of their emergency notification systems at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5. ...