Public Improvement Standards

The Public Improvement Standards are necessary in order to clearly define the minimum construction standard for new development in Watsonville. Staff has carefully examined all of the standards and has  simplified them. The revision’s focus is on designing construction standards which are economical to build, and eliminate redundancy and over-designed material specifications. City Council last approved the Public Improvement Standards in 1987.

New construction plans for public and private infrastructure improvements are reviewed by Community Development Department Engineering for consistency with these standards.

Erosion Control & Post Construction Storm Water Management Requirements


The City of Watsonville Municipal Code requires temporary measures to prevent erosion during construction and permanent storm water pollution controls and runoff limiting measures for new land developments. The Public Works and Utilities Department have adopted Erosion Control and Post Construction Storm Water Management Requirements, which define these requirements.