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:
To submit your own service request online for Public Works, click here.
For Torrance Water and Refuse Customer Self Service, click here or call toll-free 1-855-354-5623.
To send e-mail, click PublicWorkInfo@TorranceCA.gov
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.
Most of street lights in Torrance are owned and maintained by Southern California Edison (SCE) with a few areas maintained by the City of Torrance Public Works Department. Click here for more information.
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