Public Works Department

Public Works designs, builds and maintains the City’s water, wastewater, storm drain, street, sidewalk, park, landscape, urban forest and related infrastructure. The department prepares and coordinates the capital budget for facilities and the capital and maintenance budgets for all City infrastructure.

Public Works reviews all new developments to ensure that all new public infrastructure is in compliance with City, State and Federal codes, regulations and standards.

The department oversees the capital budget and operation of the South County Regional Wastewater Authority (SCRWA).  SCRWA treats the wastewater for the Cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill and produces recycled water for South Santa Clara County.

Capital Projects

  • Summarize existing system deficiencies and propose improvements to enhance system reliability (Maintenance Related).
  • Summarize improvements needed to service anticipated future growth (Capacity Related).
  • Develop a Capital Improvement Program with 2 year, 5 year and 20 year plus planning horizons.