Water Services

What We Do

Water Services maintains the water distribution system, monitors and maintains water wells and tanks, and performs testing of the municipal water supply. Water Services is also responsible for the installation, maintenance and reading of water meters as well as the Water Conservation and Backflow-Cross Connection programs. Each year Water Services publishes and distributes the Consumer Confidence Report to all billed customers of the Modesto regional water system.

Frequently Asked Questions


Since the 1870's a clean and dependable water supply for the community of Modesto has been a key factor in the success and quality of life for citizens and businesses alike. Water became critical in fighting the big fires of 1881 and 1884 and prevented many parts of downtown from being destroyed.


In an Emergency


24- hour water emergency hotline
(209) 342-2246

David Savidge, Acting Deputy Director
David Savidge
Water Systems Manager
Email Water Systems Manager with General Questions

Contact Us

Water Administration
1010 10th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
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Report a Problem or Request a Service

(209) 342-2246 phone
(209) 577-4983 fax