Public Works

Welcome to the Public Works Department

Public Works provides essential services for infrastructure and utilities throughout the City of Yuba City on a daily basis. Responsibilities include design, construction, operation, maintenance, and improvement in the following areas:

• Engineering • Street Maintenance
• Electrical • Water Distribution
• Facility Maintenance • Water Treatment
• Fleet Maintenance • Wastewater Treatment
• Sewer Collection • Laboratory

The Public Works Department strives to provide quality service on every project, every day.  We hope that our ongoing contributions and improvements to the City will continue to make Yuba City a great place to live, work and play.


Water Shortage Stage 3 (Severe Shortage):

20% Conservation Goal and Mandatory Water Restrictions

California is experiencing a significant shortage of water following another dry winter, which prompted the State to issue Executive Order N-7-22 requiring all urban water suppliers to reach a target of 20% water conservation due to projected water supply shortages. In order to meet the state conservation target and conserve the City's limited water supply as much as is practicable, the City Council elected to enter Stage 3 (Severe Shortage) of the City's Water Shortage Contingency Plan with a designated 20% reduction target, which includes mandatory water use prohibitions. Implementation of mandatory water restrictions begins on May 1, 2022 and the City will begin issuing violations on June 1, 2022. Water restrictions under Stage 3 include:

  • Irrigation limited to Mondays and Thursdays for ALL property addresses
    • Mornings and evenings recommended to reduce evaporation
  • Water waste is a water violation, including:
    • Irrigation outside of designated times
    • Excessive watering resulting in gutter flooding
    • Using a hose without a shutoff nozzle
    • Washing down hard surfaces such as sidewalks and driveways
    • Using a non-recirculating fountain
    • Not repairing leaks in a timely manner

For further information or assistance with irrigation timer adjustments, please contact the Public Works Department at (530) 822-4626 or [email protected], or submit a request via the City’s yc311 online customer service system and app. Additional resources are linked below:

Resources:      Water Conservation Guide Summer 2022
             City Council Item - Water Supply Outlook and Emergency Water Conservation Measures 2022
                         Water-Efficient Rebates
                         Cellular Meter Water Use Tracking
                         Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Thank you for your water conservation efforts!