What We Do
As the City’s largest department, the Public Works and Utilities Department operates and maintains:
- The City’s regional potable water system
- The sanitary and storm sewer systems
- The wastewater treatment and water recycling plant
- The collection of garbage and recyclables from residents and businesses through curbside collection and the Harvest Drive Public Drop-Off Center
- The Public Works also designs and oversees construction of many of the City’s road through our Engineering Division.
- The Public Works Conservation and Education Division provides residents and businesses with information, motivation and tools to conserve the natural resources managed by the Public Works and Utilities Department.
The Water Division is responsible for one of life’s most valuable resources: drinking water.
The City of Watsonville’s Municipal Service Center provides a full range of integrated solid waste management services from source reduction to recycling and disposal.
Public Works & Utilities’ Engineering Division provides management and technical support for all divisions within Public Works and Utilities Department.
The Wastewater Division serves as the first line of defense in protecting the Monterey Bay’s precious water quality.
The new Watsonville Area Water Resources Center supports the larger Water Recycling Project, a joint effort of the City of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency to provide recycled water to farmers throughout the coastal areas of South Santa Cruz and North Monterey counties.
We strive to inform our residents, businesses and new developers about the impacts of stormwater pollution and the best practices to prevent it.
Take a look at the public works and utilities programs, as well as important community information on emergency preparedness and water in Watsonville.