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
Mrs. Biridiana Bishop
Public Works Director
Phone: (661) 758-7271
Fax: (661) 758-1728
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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.
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.
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.
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.