Public Works Department

Welcome to City of Modesto, Department of Public Works!!!

The Public Works Department provides maintenance services for airport, streets, trees, traffic control systems, parks, City buildings, City Parking, City vehicles, City Trees, graffiti removal, Garbage and Recycling; Green Waste Collection, Traffic Engineering and Operations, and public transit.

The mission of the Public Works Department is to design, construct, operate and maintain public infrastructure efficiently and effectively in order to protect public safety, and enhance the quality of community life. One of our main goals is to be accessible to our customers.

We hope that this webpage and the associated links below will provide easy accessibility to our customers.


The City of Modesto domestic water system provides safe and dependable water to Modesto and communities in the surrounding region including Waterford, Hickman, Del Rio, Salida, Empire, Grayson, and small portions of Ceres and Turlock. Since 1995, the Modesto Regional Water Treatment Plant (MRWTP) has provided treated surface water to the City of Modesto water system. Remaining water needs are met with well water.


Responsible for maintaining the City’s sewer system, including the treatment process, the collection of wastewater and storm drain run off, and assuring safe discharge of treated water returning to the San Joaquin River. Also includes Environmental Services which is responsible for investigating environmental issues to guarantee the safety of the City’s storm drain, wastewater and sanitary collection systems.

Department Head

Bill Sandhu
Acting Public Works Director

Email Director of Public Works with General Questions


Contact Us

PW Administration
1010 10th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
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