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Public Works
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City of Torrance Public Works Department
Robert J. Beste  :  20500 Madrona Ave., Torrance, CA 90503   :  tel 1-310-781-6900   :  fax 1-310-781-6902
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PUBLIC WORKS
 

The Public Works Department is a service-providing department to residents, businesses and other City departments including Police, Fire, Community Services and General Services. The Public Works Department consists of over 200 employees that improve and/or maintain the City's infrastructure (i.e. streets; curbs/gutters/sidewalks; trees; median irrigation/landscaping; traffic signals; water, sewer, and storm drain systems).  Public Works also provides water and sanitation services to the City.  The Department is comprised of six Divisions:

Administration:  General Information, Service Requests, Customer Service.

Engineering:   Street, Water, Sewer, and Storm Drain Capital Improvement Projects; Traffic Engineering.

Operations:  Street Maintenance, Concrete (curb/gutter/sidewalk), and Traffic & Lighting.

Sanitation:  Refuse/Recycling Collection, Street Sweeping, and Wastewater.

Streetscape:  Trees, Landscape, and Mowing.

Water:  Water Supply, Treatment, Distribution, Storage and Quality; Meter Reading.

To contact the Public Works Department, send e-mail to PublicWorkInfo@TorranceCA.gov or you may call us at 1-310-781-6900 during normal business hours. We are open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm. and on alternating Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The majority of street lights in Torrance are owned and maintained by Southern California Edison (SCE).  The City currently owns and maintains street lights only on Del Amo Blvd between Madrona Ave and Crenshaw Blvd.  Click here to see the City Streetlight map.  To report a concern with City-owned street lights, contact the Public Works Department.  To report a concern with SCE street lights, call 1-800-611-1911 or click here.

Many of our maps and files are .pdfs and require Adobe Reader to open.  Click here for a free Adobe Reader download.

 

 


 
City of Torrance Public Works Department

SANDBAGS AVAILABLE FOR TORRANCE RESIDENTS. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Filled sandbags are available for Torrance residents at the Public Works Yard located at 20500 Madrona Ave.  Call 310-781-6900 for pick up hours.  For after hours, sandbags are available at Fire Station One located at 1701 Crenshaw Blvd. at Carson St., 310-781-7000.

CLICK HERE TO SWITCH YOUR GRAY 64 GALLON RECYCLING BIN FOR THE NEW 96 GALLON BLUE BIN!
The gray or blue bins are for recycling of plastics, glass, paper and metal. Blue bins are now available in 96-gallon size. Click the link above to request changing your 64 gallon gray recycling bin to the  96 gallon "New Blue" recycling bins!

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON ASSEMBLY BILL 1826
State of California Assembly Bill 1826 passed with new commercial organic recycling requirements for businesses, including public entities and multifamily complexes of 5 units or more.

Click here for e-newsletter for Spring 2015

New - Earth Day electronic newsletter!  Save paper and check out the latest environmental news from the Public Works Department!  Sign up to have our next issue delivered directly to you (see last page of newsletter for details).

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON TURF REPLACMENT PROGRAM AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIRMENTS
Conserve water and lower your water bill by replacing your turf grass and obtain a rebate. Call 888-376-3314 or visit SoCalWaterSmart by clicking here for information. NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Click SoCalWaterSmart for more information and information on a waiting list.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OF CITY'S CONSERVATION ORDINANCE 3717, CONSERVATION TIPS, REBATES AND RELATED INFORMATION
On May 5, 2015, the City Council activated the Level 2 stage of the City's Ordinance prohibiting certain wasteful uses of water.  In addition, other water conservation information is provided here.  You can also call the Torrance Water Conservation Hot Line at 310-781-6910 for more information.


 
 

 
We are committed to providing a superior level of public service in the most competent manner possible. Through innovative methods, we seek to ensure a healthy and aesthetic environment that contributes to the overall mission of the City.
 

Hours: 7:30am - 5:30pm (Mon. - Thurs.) , 7:30am - 4:30pm (Fri.) . Closed Alternate Fridays.