Welcome to the Public Works Department
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Help build a great community, while providing essential services for daily
Who We Are
Works (PW) is a Department within the Charter City
of Redwood City, California. We serve a city population of approximately
80,000 citizens and provide water services to an additional 1,600 households in the unincorporated
Emerald Hills area.
Working in partnership with our citizens, PW professionals are
dedicated to providing high quality services with integrity, creativity,
Public Works is comprised of four operating sections:
The PW staff promotes a number of programs that enhance services
and further the development of our great community, such as:
- Water Utility Services
- Manages operations and maintains the city’s water
supply and distribution system, providing high quality
water at the lowest possible cost.
- Wastewater Management Services
- Maintains, operates and repairs the sewer and storm drainage
systems to provide a safe and clean environment for our
- Right-Of-Way Maintenance
- Maintains streets, traffic signs
and traffic signals to promote safe and effective thoroughfares,
while enhancing the beauty of our community.
- Municipal Service Center and Fleet Management
- Services and maintains city vehicles and equipment, while
managing purchases and replacement.
Please see Program,
Projects and Reports for a more complete list.
PW supports the City Council Utilities Committee
and the Redwood City Pride & Beautification Committee, in addition to other organizations that assist in providing services to Redwood City citizens. Some of these include:
PW is responsible for long-range planning and management of the
City’s Water and Sewer systems. This is accomplished by balancing enterprise funds and ensuring the City's systems are replaced in accordance with their useful life.
The Public Works Department is dedicated to building a great community for work and for life.
For more information about Public Works, please Contact
View the Department Presentation to Council