Public Works

The Public Works Department provides a wide range of essential community services that improve quality of life here in Eureka.  The 74 full-time employees of the Department are committed to making Eureka a beautiful, livable and sustainable city.  The Department is divided into four main divisions:

  • Engineering, which includes Transportation, Stormwater, and Street/Alley Maintenance
  • Field Operations, which includes Fleet Management, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Code Enforcement
  • Building Safety
  • Utilities Operations, which includes Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, and Source Control.

Please call (707) 441-4203 to report a water or sewer issue during business hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Water and sewer emergencies can be reported after hours on the non emergency dispatch line at (707) 441-4044.




Director of Public Works

Brian Gerving

(707) 441-4203


Administrative Assistant

Latisse Devlin

(707) 441-4203

Latest News

2022 Water Rate Study Information

November 9, 2022 

The City of Eureka (City) last performed a rate study for the water and sewer utilities in 2016 and implemented yearly rate increases for the five years, ending in 2021. Industry standards dictate that utility rates be review at least every five years to ensure that utility rates accurately reflect the cost of running these funds in a self-sufficient manner. The City retained NBS in 2022 to perform a rate study for both utilities, evaluate alternative rate structures, review how costs are allocated to customer classes, and address rate-related issues such as reduced water sales and changes in costs. Water and sewer connection fees were included in this study. This study has resulted in proposed rate increases largely due to the need to meet new regulatory requirement imposed by the state on the Elk River Regional Sewer Treatment Facility and requirements resulting from recent litigation.

The City Council will hold a Public Hearing on December 19, 2022 in the Council Chambers at Eureka City Hall regarding adoption of the proposed rates.

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City Hall is Open Monday through Friday

July 30, 2021 

Employees and members of the public are required to wear masks while indoors. Some services are by appointment only - Our front lobby assistant is available to direct you to in-person or appointment services.

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs

October 8, 2019 

The City of Eureka is preparing for the potential shutdown of PG&E power to the City of Eureka. County OES was notified on Tuesday morning that PG&E may activate Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Humboldt County due to extreme fire danger weather along the two main transmission lines into Humboldt County on Hwy 36 and Hwy 299. City of Eureka Public Safety and Public Works crews are ready to respond to the effects of the power outage.

The City of Eureka is ready to respond to the effects of the power outage; however, the decision to turn off the power and the speed at which it is restored is managed solely by PG&E. The utility is working on a solution to generate power locally at its King Salmon power plant that would help offset the effects of any shutoff.

The City of Eureka's EOC is activated and working with County OES and monitoring the situation with assistance from our PG&E liasion.

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Myrtle Avenue at Cooper Gulch Detour

October 4, 2019 

WARNING! Eureka's version of “Carmageddon” is coming to Myrtle Avenue on Monday Oct. 7th - Please plan on using an alternate route beginning on Monday. The planned detour for Myrtle Avenue at Cooper Gulch area will be in full effect on Monday. Due to the size and depth of the new culvert, the construction operation will require the full width of Myrtle Avenue to be excavated. A temporary bypass road around the construction will be in place, but this bypass is NOT paved and traffic will be slow moving. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes, especially during commute times. The detour is expected to be in place 4 to 6 weeks. Thank you for your patience and please contact Eureka Public Works at 441-4203 with any questions or concerns.

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Contact Us

Eureka City Hall
531 K Street - Third Floor
Eureka, CA 95501-1146

OFFICE HOURS: Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For after hour emergencies please contact the Eureka Police and Fire Dispatch Center: 707-441-4044

PHONE: (707) 441-4203

Department E-mail:


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