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Utilities Department

The Utilities Department of the City of Modesto was created July 1, 2014 as a service provider responsible for the safe delivery of potable water, and the collection, treatment and environmentally-friendly disposal of wastewater and stormwater.

We are a service-driven organization committed to building partnerships that promote a vibrant business community and engaged neighborhoods with a culture of excellence where citizens get the best and employees give their best.

The Utilities Department operates and maintains all City water, wastewater, and storm water systems infrastructure, and oversees capital improvement projects, water resource planning, groundwater, surface water, and recycled water initiatives, utility rates, and regional water partnerships.

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Contact Us

Utility Billing
- Water, Garbage or Sewer Service
- Start or Stop Service
- Questions about your bill
(209) 577-5395 phone
(209) 491-5920 fax

Water Services Division
- Water Requests / Temporary On-Offs
- Report Leaks & Sink Holes
- Report Water Waste
(209) 342-2246 phone

Wastewater Services Division
- Sewer/Storm Drain Issues
- Hazardous Material Spills & Industrial Waste
(209) 577-6200 phone