Public Works Department

The City of Wasco’s Public Works Department is responsible for refuse collection, street, alley and sidewalk maintenance and maintenance and operation of the City’s wastewater treatment facility.  In addition, the Public Works Department oversees the City’s engineering functions, animal control, and graffiti removal program.

Information & Resources

Recycling Information

2019 Holiday Trash Schedule
2019 Holiday Trash Schedule Spanish
Garbage Container Letter – English and Spanish
Street Sweeper Schedule

Mrs. Biridiana Bishop

Public Works Director

Phone: (661) 758-7271
Fax: (661) 758-1728

 Apply for a Permit

   Encroachment Permit

   Oversize Load Permit

   Neighborhood Block Party Street Closing Application

 Animal Control

The City of Wasco Animal Control Division is responsible for enforcement of the City’s Animal ordinances. In addition, the Animal Control Division runs the Wasco Animal Shelter.  To adopt a pet, please call 661-758-7240 or stop by the Animal Shelter during business hours.    The Animal Shelter is located at 5409 7th St.  Business hours of the Animal Shelter are Mon-Fri, 8 AM – 4 PM.

Dog Licensing

All dogs in the City over four months of age must be licensed.  To obtain a dog license please visit the Wasco Finance Department located at 764 E St.   For further instructions see Dog License Registration form.

Dog License Registration



The City of Wasco Engineering Division is responsible for improvement plan checking, filing and recording of final maps, providing engineer’s estimates for City projects and coordination and monitoring of various grant proposals.

Fee Schedule

Construction Standards

Request for Proposals (RFPs)

Waste Collection


Waste Water Services

The City of Wasco has a 3 million gallon per day (MGD) capacity Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).  The average dry weather flow is 1.7 MGD.  The WWTP is a secondary biological treatment process.  All of the biosolids that are produced at the WWTP are hauled to Lost Hills for disposal.  The treated wastewater is used for farm irrigation on 700 acres of City property which is leased out to local farmers.  The WWTP is operated by Certified Operators who also maintain over 38 miles of the sanitary sewer system.

Sewer System Management Plan   

Water Services

The Water Division operates and maintains the City’s water well sites, water distribution system, customer water services, wastewater collection system and all related appurtenances in accordance with all regulatory rules and regulations. The Water Division is also designated as the City’s FIRST RESPONDER in the event of an emergency.

4th Quarter 1,2,3 TCP Notice
Annual Water Quality Report
Engineers Report Water Rate Study
Solar Permit Checklist
Water Waste Form
Water Conservation Tips
Water Quality Reports

Call 811 or visit Before You Dig!

Safe excavation practices are encouraged, you must call prior to excavating which may prevent loss of life, injusrty and, or, damage to property.