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Public Works
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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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

      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

Click here for more information on proposed Wastewater (Sewer) Collection Rate increases.
Public Hearing scheduled for December 6, 2016, during Torrance City Council Meeting.

Click here for e-newsletter for Spring 2016

2016 Issue of the Earth Day electronic newsletter is here!  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).

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.

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.


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.