Yuba City Utilities

The Public Works Department's Utilities Divisions are responsible for the treatment, distribution, and discharge of the City’s drinking water and wastewater systems through the operation of the Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Facility, and Laboratory.  Our facilities are supported by administration, operations, engineering, maintenance, environmental, and laboratory teams working together to meet the City's utilities needs.  We are proud to provide safe, reliable, and efficient water and wastewater services for our community. 

To contact us directly, please click here, or arrange a visit to one of our facilities. We look forward to hearing from you!


Water Shortage Stage 2:

15% Conservation Goal!

California is experiencing a significant shortage of water, and subsequently the State has issued a voluntary water conservation goal of 15%. This is in line with the City’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan Stage 2 regulations. See the table below for the current conservation guidelines:

Voluntary State Recommendations:

Mandatory City Prohibitions

Irrigate one day less per week

No excess water runoff onto gutter, ditch, or drain

Run dishwashers & washing machines only when full

Failing to repair a controllable leak

Find and fix leaks

Washing down sidewalks, driveways, and other hardscape surfaces

Install water-efficient showerheads and take shorter showers

Using a hose without a shut-off nozzle

Use a shut-off nozzle on hoses

Irrigating during precipitation

Take cars to commercial car washes


Per State Executive Order N-10-21

Per City Council July 20, 2021

Resources:      Water-Efficient Rebates

                            Cellular Meter Water Use Tracking

                            Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Thank you for your water conservation efforts! 

After-House Emergencies

If you are experiencing an after-hours emergency such as a major water leak or sewer service backup, please contact the Yuba City Police Department dispatch center to request a Public Works on-call employee.

Yuba City Police Department Dispatch: (530) 822-4661

For residents in the Yuba City Septic Sewer System (STEP System) that reside in the Stonegate neighborhood, please click here for additional information. 

Flush Your Water Lines

The City of Yuba City recommends all businesses and buildings that have been empty or under-used during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order to flush their water lines following the guidance in the video and guidelines above. If you have any questions, please contact the Water Distribution Supervisor at (530) 822-4777. Thank you, and stay safe Yuba City!

Water Master Plan

The Water Master Plan is now complete! To find out more about the future of water in Yuba City, please visit www.yubacity.net/watermasterplan.

Water and Sewer Billing – Customer Service

To start or stop service, or to obtain general information regarding your utility account, please visit the Online Bill Pay webpage, visit City Hall at 1201 Civic Center Blvd., or contact our Finance Department by phone at (530) 822-4618.