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Posted on: July 26, 2018

How Your Utility Bill Payments are Being Invested


The Department of Public Works & Utilities works diligently to keep our town flowing, flushing and clean! Sixty-five thousand residents depend on us to provide reliable drinking water, sewer, and garbage services every day. Currently, City efforts are...

Water, Sewer, Solid Waste...

Public Works-News
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Watsonville Students earn bikes through Measure D funds from Watsonville

students with mentor

Several students from Watsonville middle and high schools recently participated in the Earn-A-Bike Program hosted by Bike Santa Cruz County and received bicycles, accessories and training in bike safety and maintenance.  The three day program too...

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Learn more about Measure D Projects. Public Works-News
Posted on: June 29, 2018

PG&E Pennsylvania Drive - Green Valley road Gas Line Replacement Project

vicinity sketch

PG&E operates and maintains several gas transmission pipelines in the City of Watsonville. For the past seven years PG&E has been assessing the condition of the gas lines and developing a plan to improve the safety of the system. Ongoing construct...

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Public Works-News
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Voters Approve Measure Protecting Transportation Funding

Road Construction Ahead Sign

California voters recently approved Proposition 69, which establishes strong constitutional protections for transportation funding, prohibits fuel taxes and fees from California’s Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (Senate Bill -SB1) fro...

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Public Works-News
Posted on: June 12, 2018

2,000 Watsonville Youth Explore the Coast!

Yo UNA costa sana

Explore the Coast

In partnership with the California Coastal Conservancy and due to their generous grant support, the City's Public Works Conservation Academy was able to serve more than 2,000 students and 200 adults who've had the special opportunity to e...

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Public Works-News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Go Climb a Tree! OASIS Wins Best Youth Tree Photo


Go Climb a Tree! OASIS Outdoor Autism and Special Issues School Wins Best Youth Tree Photo

The City of Watsonville kicked off 2018 with fabulous tree-planting fervor, rooting 105 trees at our local parks throughout the spring season, and launching our firs...

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Public Works-News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

It can happen in a second - One distraction can be fatal



  • Don't text and drive
  • Obey traffic signals
  • Use crosswalks and look before crossing

Watsonville Police and Public Works Departments are implementing traffic safety measures:

  • Special enforcement on speeding and distracted...
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Public Works-News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Are You Flushing Your Money Away?



Check your toilet, if it's pre-1992 or uses more than 1.6 gallons per flush then...Apply for a FREE toilet replacement!

Free Toilet Replacement Program Public Works-News
Posted on: June 1, 2018

The Quality of Water


The City of Watsonville is proud to provide safe drinking water to our customers at the lowest rates in the region. You are paying less than a penny per gallon of clean potable water. Your tap water is tested every step of the way, from our groundwater we...

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Public Works-News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Downtown Watsonville Complete Streets Plan

Complete Streets Plan Project Area 1 and 2 Map

The City of Watsonville is looking to prepare a complete streets plan for the downtown area to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorists of all ages and abilities. The City will be hosting community...

Learn more about this project.

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