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City of Watsonville Public Works and Utilities Department

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General Agency Information
Name:City of Watsonville Public Works and Utilities Department
Alternate Name(s):Watsonville City Public Works and Utilities Department
Address:320 Harvest Dr.
Watsonville, CA  95076
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-768-3133
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Description:Fridays Office is Closed
By phone only 8:30am-4:30pm
Our devoted Customer Service Division staff handles over 1000 calls per week, answering questions, handling problems, and arranging for requested services. If you ever have a question, need service, or have a problem to report, please call the Customer Service Hotline at 768-3133.
Customer Service can help you with the following:
Solid Waste Service
Recycling Information
Water leaks
Water Meter Information
Sewer Leaks
Storm Drains
Street Lights
Traffic Lights
Abandoned Vehicles
Conservation Rebates
Street Signs
Public Works Hazards

The Department's Water and Wastewater Divisions include skilled operators, mechanics, chemists, and engineers who operate the City’s complex drinking water and wastewater facilities and who are committed to providing high-quality utility services to City residents at the lowest possible cost. The City's combined rates for water, sewer, and garbage/recycling services are the lowest in the area.

The Solid Waste Division also performs street sweeping in the City. The street sweeper cleans all residential streets every two weeks, while heavily traveled streets, such as Main Street, are swept daily. Each year, our street sweepers clean 10,000 miles of streets.

The City's Materials Recovery Facility bales the recyclable materials that are shipped off to factories to be made into new products. The Waste and Recycling Drop-off, located at 320 Harvest Drive, is open six days a week, and provides for convenient disposal of extra garbage and recyclables from City residences.

Public Works & Utilities' Engineering Division provides management and technical support for all divisions within Public Works and Utilities Department. It also provides design work and construction management for the City’s Capital Improvement Program as it relates to streets, traffic, parking, storm drain, wastewater, solid waste, and water facilities.

The Facilities and Equipment Division maintains the City's police cars, fire trucks, garbage and recycling trucks, street sweepers, and heavy equipment in addition to cleaning and maintaining 23 City buildings and overseeing the City's Graffiti Removal Program.

Programs:Urban Greening Plan:
Plots are available for city residents in the Loma Vista Community Garden located near at the corner of Ohlone Parkway and Loma Vista Drive.

If you enjoy the outdoors, saving money and eating healthy vegetables, you may want to join the Community Garden. Each family has its own plot to grow organic veggies, flowers and herbs.
$60 fee is for the cost of water. Tools are provided. For additional information and to sign up, contact

Waste and Recycling Drop-off
320 Harvest Dr., Watsonville
Open Monday through Saturday (Closed Sunday)
Except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

City of Watsonville residents can drop-off recyclables, yard waste and occasional extra garbage. Household Hazardous Waste is accepted on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9am-3pm
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Public Service
Fees:Call for Information
Areas Served:Watsonville
Funding Source:City Government

Steve  Palmisano
Public Works & Utilities Director

Subject Headings
 Community Gardening
Energy Conservation Rebates
Flood/Siltation Control
Graffiti Removal
Graffiti Removal Volunteer Opportunities
Outdoor Environmental Education
Recycling Centers
Sanitary Landfills
Sewage Treatment
Sewer Maintenance
Sewer System Maintenance
Soil Conservation
Street Cleaning
Trash/Garbage Pickup
Waste Management Information
Waste Management Services
Water Conservation Enforcement
Water Pollution Control
Water Quality Monitoring
Water Resources Conservation
Wetlands Conservation
This record last modified March 10, 2015

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