Tonopah Public Utilities

As a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Town of Tonopah and Tonopah Public Utilities’ offices, will be closed until further notice.

TPU payments can be made on line at or by calling 855-300-8636. You can also drop payments in the payment drop box located just outside the TPU door at 140 S. Main Street.

There will be staff in the office and available for emergencies if necessary.  Please call the Town at 482-6336 or TPU at 482-6643. 

In addition, the Tonopah Historic Mining Park, Tonopah Library, Tonopah Senior Center and Convention Center will also be closed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers and appreciate your patience during this time.


Tonopah Public Utilities announces that it is suspending water service shut-offs, effective immediately, for delinquent payments within the TPU service area. 

TPU has already reconnected services that were previously shut-off for lack of payment on delinquent accounts.   This policy will remain in effect until at least March 31, 2020 and will be re-evaluated at that time considering the prevailing COVID-19 conditions.  Customers who are behind on their bills are encouraged to bring them current or discuss their options with TPU as this suspension is only temporary.

TPU customers can make utility payments on line at   or by calling 855-300-8636.  Customers can also drop payments in the payment drop box located just outside the TPU door at 140 S. Main Street.  As a precautionary measure, the TPU offices are closed to the public, but there will be staff in the office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm to answer telephone calls and on-call staff available for water or sewer emergencies after hours if necessary.  Please call TPU offices at 482-6643.

We encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines, including limiting gatherings of up to 10 people or less and to follow social distancing protocols.  Please visit for a full list of the CDC guidelines.

New Service

Our employees are available to assist you – Monday through Friday, except Federal and State observed holidays from the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.) Service requests made after 3:00 p.m. will be made the following business day. A $50 call-out fee will be assessed to customers requesting non-emergency services after the hours of 3:00 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and on Federal and State observed holidays.

Access Your Account Online

Pay by Phone 24/7

(855) 300-8636
Be sure to have your account number and payment method ready when you call.

Tonopah Public Utilities – Account Supervisor

Becky Braska
140 S Main St, Tonopah, NV 89049
P.O. Box 151
Tonopah, NV 89049
P: 775.482.6643
F: 775.482.3778

Utilities Manager

Joseph Westerlund
Ph: (775) 482-4308

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm 
(12:00pm-1:00pm closed for lunch)
Closed Saturday, Sunday and all State and Federal Holidays

After Hours Emergency:
Phone – 775-482-6643

Current Rates

Tonopah Public Utilities Consumer Confidence Report – 2018

Facts About Tonopah’s Water

Water Sewer, & Reclaimed Water Regulations

Photo Courtesy of ~ University of Nevada Reno

Do you know where your water comes from?

Tonopah’s drinking water has to be pumped over fifteen miles from the Ralston Valley. The water comes from shallow wells in the Ralston Valley that are fed primarily through precipitation. Getting water to Tonopah is expensive and difficult. Water from the well field has to be pumped almost 500 feet over the San Antonio Mountains.

Electricity costs for pumping water to Tonopah is astonishing. We currently have over 25 miles of primary pipeline to supply the Town of Tonopah and the Tonopah Airport, and over 100 miles of distribution pipeline to supply homes and businesses that require continuous maintenance and upgrades.

Multiple storage tanks are required; they are critical to maintaining sufficient water pressure to service homes and businesses, and for fire suppression. Efforts have been undertaken to find another viable water source for Tonopah for over one hundred years – with no success! So please help protect and conserve Nevada’s most precious resource.

Contact our office immediately to report leaks, breaks, change in water pressure or change in taste, smell or color of the water. We strive to provide you with the best quality of water for years to come!