Utilities Information

About Us

UC Davis operates on the scale of a small city. The campus owns and maintains the infrastructure needed to produce and deliver utility services to campus buildings. Our staff of engineers, operators, mechanics, technicians, and administrative staff serve the campus with a round-the-clock campus presence in critical areas.

The only utility services provided by external vendors are bulk gas and electricity. These are delivered to major campus interconnection points. Utilities then distributes them to campus buildings and power plants through campus utility systems, including water wells, pipelines, storage tanks, power plants, a wastewater treatment plant, an electrical substation, power lines, and other related systems and equipment.

The Utilities unit operates and maintains campus utility systems, including:

  • plans system expansions in response to campus growth
  • purchases gas and electricity for campus
  • meters and bills for utility services
  • promotes resource conservation

Utilities Office Directions and Parking

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

From San Francisco:
  • From Interstate I-80, take the UC Davis exit.
  • At the highway offramp stop sign, turn left onto Old Davis Rd.
  • Proceed along Old Davis Rd. through the traffic circle staying left onto La Rue Rd.
  • At the stop sign proceed over the bridge and stay left following La Rue Rd.
  • Proceed about .5 mile along La Rue Rd.
  • Turn left at Garrod Dr. Enter the first parking lot on the left.
From Sacramento:
  • From Interstate I-80, take the UC Davis exit.
  • At the highway offramp stop sign, turn right onto Old Davis Rd.
  • Proceed along Old Davis Rd. through the traffic circle staying left onto La Rue Rd.
  • At the stop sign proceed over the bridge and stay left following La Rue Rd.
  • Proceed about .5 mile along La Rue Rd.
  • Turn left at Garrod Dr. Enter the first parking lot on the left.
Visitor Parking
  • Permit and metered parking available (see parking map for locations).

utilities location

Our Mailing Address is:

UC Davis - Utilities Headquarters

One Shields Ave

740 Garrod Drive

Davis, CA 95616

ph (530) 754-4970  fax (530) 752-6273