The Water Operations Division provides drinking water through approximately 9,400 water service connections. The water system is made up of more than 90 miles of pipeline, with 10 active wells, 10 pump stations, nine booster pumps, three reservoirs, and 875 fire hydrants. The system is capable of providing more than 12,500 gallons of water per minute.  The staff of the Water Operations Division is responsible for the distribution and treatment of water to its customers.

The City’s water program is funded through the Pico Rivera Water Authority (PRWA) formed in May 6, 1999, for the purpose of providing was as a City Service. The PRWA produces 100 percent of its demand through groundwater. They test the water on a weekly basis and work hard to ensure that the quality of water piped to water service connections meets or exceeds state and federal standards.

In 2000, Pico Rivera submitted samples of the water it supplies to its customers during the prestigious annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Awards, the largest water-tasting competition in the world. As a testament to the quality of its water, Pico Rivera won the bronze medal as the best-tasting tap water in the world. Click here to view Water Quality 


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Utility Programs

The Utility Programs Division oversees the following: Water Compliance, Energy Management, Storm Water Management, Water Conservation, Sanitary Sewer Management, and oversight of contracted services such as Sanitary Sewer and Storm Drains /Catch Basin maintenance.

Utilities Programs is located in City Hall at 6615 Passons Blvd., and can be reached at (562) 801-4965.

Sewer Maintenance Program

Starting July 1, 2014, the City of Pico Rivera Sewer Division is responsible for the collection of wastewater within the City limits and delivery to the trunk sewer mains of Los Angeles County Sanitation District (LACSD).   The City of Pico Rivera sewer system consists of 110 miles of sewer, 2,516 manholes and provides service to approximately 13,930 parcels including: residents, industrial facilities, and commercial properties. After sewage is collected locally and delivered to the regional trunk lines, wastewater flows towards south to the Los Coyotes Water Reclamation Plant of LACSD located in the City of Cerritos.  LACSD is responsible for all regional trunk sewer lines and sewage treatment, while the City is responsible for the operation and maintenance of sewer mains and lift stations within the City limits and all capital improvements. 

The City of Pico Rivera also receives tertiary treated recycled water from LACSD’s San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant and Los Coyotes Water Reclamation Plant through the purveyors Central Basin Municipal Water District and Pico Water District.  Currently, Pico Rivera Municipal Golf Course, Rio Hondo Park, Smith Park, County Library, and some street medians in Beverly Boulevard are irrigated with recycled water.

Contact Us

Utilities Division
9633 Beverly Road
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 801-4415 

Hours of Operation 
Monday – Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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