Enhancing the community and its environment by providing sustainable stewardship and innovative approaches to Public Works services.
Meet the needs of the San Mateo community in its pursuit for quality of life.
What We Do For You
The Public Works Department has primary responsibility for the maintenance, repair, cleaning, and new installation of the:
200 miles of City streets
380 miles of sidewalks
87 traffic signal intersections
Over 7,000 street lights
11 publicly-owned parking lots and garages
260 miles of sewers
130 miles of storm drains
20 miles of open creeks and drainage canals
27 sanitary sewer pump stations
10 storm drainage system pump stations
1 flood-control lagoon
3 miles of bay front levees (there are levees along most of our creeks and channels too!)
1 wastewater-treatment plant that serves San Mateo, Foster City, Hillsborough and portions of unincorporated San Mateo County
The Public Works Department also reviews plans and inspects the construction of public improvements to serve new private residential, commercial, and industrial developments and administers contracts for the collection, disposal, and recycling of solid waste. We provide the following services:
Clearing clogged storm drains or drainage channels
Repair of roads, potholes, public alleys, and bike paths
Traffic signal maintenance
Street light maintenance
Sustainability and Infrastructure Commission
Learn more about the important role of the City's newest commission, including: members, agendas, and meeting times.