Department of Public Utilities
Contact Info

Philo Shelton
Utilities Manager, Philo S. Shelton, III, P.E.

Operating under the jurisdiction and control of the Board of Public Utilities, the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is a customer service oriented municipal utility that provides electric, gas, water and sewer services for County residents and businesses and provides wholesale electric and water services to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
After-hours Emergencies: Call Police Dispatch at 505.662.8222

Beginning July 1, 2021, the Customer Care Center will temporarily relocate from Ste. 130 to the Boards & Commissions Room, Ste. 110 while our space is remodeled to a layout that facilitates better privacy for our customers. Thanks for your patience. (Read the press release). 

Hours of operation 
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Carbon Free Power Project (Small Modular Nuclear Reactor)
Los Alamos Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and the Los Alamos County Council will decide whether to continue in the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) on July 21 and July 27, respectively. The CFPP is a proposed nuclear power generating facility to be built at the Idaho National Laboratory using first-of-a kind small modular reactor technology developed by NuScale Power.
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Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Utility Metering Solutions (UMS), under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, began installing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for the County of Los Alamos starting the week of March 15. AMI is a method of using radio communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties.
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White Rock Water Resource Recovery Facility Construction
Los Alamos Dept of Public Utilities is seeking public comment on the following project: DPU proposes to construct a water resource recovery facility to replace the existing White Rock wastewater treatment facility. DPU has been granted funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan program.
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Contact Info



1000 Central Ave., Suite 130

Customer Care In-Person transactions: Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm

Call or Email: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm