The Public Works Department is here to serve the community by providing
airport, street, solid waste, water, wastewater, and storm water services.
It contributes to the health, well-being, and convenience of
citizens, visitors, business, and industry by operating and maintaining the
City's streets, drinking water, wastewater and storm water systems for
long-term service. These responsibilities must be managed in a cost
effective manner as budget guidelines allow while remaining sensitive to the
needs of the citizens we so proudly serve.
|| Director of Public Works
||Senior Administrative Supervisor
||Public Works Supervisor
DEPARTMENT SERVICE AREAS
Municipal Water Service
Chowchilla Municipal Airport
Telephone: (559) 665-8615, ext. 789
Fax: (559) 665-8631
Office: 130 S. Second Street
Yard: 360 N. First Street
IMPORTANT REQUIRED PERMIT INFORMATION
An Encroachment Permit is required for any
work performed within the public right-of-way. Contact the
Community & Economic Development
Department at (559) 665-8615, ex. 787, or email them at
CommunityDevelopment@CityOfChowchilla.org for the required permit(s).
services are provided for public and private construction projects during
the development phases, preparation of plans, and specifications on City
improvement projects. The City Engineer manages the implementation of
systems consistent with regulations of city, state, and federal codes.
The Building & Safety Division of the
and Economic Development
Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the
California building codes and related federal, state, and City adopted laws and
ordinances. This responsibility includes compliance with state mandates assuring all
structures meet or exceed the minimum life safety standards of codes, laws,
The Building Division assures
these standards are met by providing organized procedures for reviewing and
approving plans and specifications, issuing permits, and providing building
A link to
the Standard Specifications Book and Drawings Index is provided here as an
IMPORTANT: It is recommended you use Internet Explorer to view
these pdf files to ensure the links work. Firefox will work, but not as
well. Google Chrome will not work properly.
City of Chowchilla Standard Specifications Book
City of Chowchilla Standard Specifications Drawings Index
The Streets Division of the Public Works Department maintains
the City's infrastructure including, but not limited to, over 53
miles of paved City streets, 13 miles of alleyways,
approximately 32 miles of sidewalks, and over 420 City street
To report a
STREETLIGHT OUTAGE contact the Public Works Department at (559)
665-8615, ext. 789, or
to send an email. Be prepared to provide the following
information: (1) Location of the streetlight; (2) the pole
number; and (3) if the pole is wood or metal.
Broken and cracked sidewalks are
addressed on an as needed basis particularly where public safety
is concerned. To report a sidewalk problem contact the Public
Works Department at (559) 885-8615, ext. 789, or
to send an email.
City is responsible for maintaining the safety of the city
right-of-way with regards to trees and overhanding branches. To
report a tree damage emergency contact the Public Works
Department at (559) 665-8615, extension 789, or
to send an email. In an emergency situation You can also contact
the Chowchilla Police Department at (559) 665-8600.
The Public Works Department
should be contacted to report any potholes in the roadway.
Repairs will be handled on as needed basis particularly where
public safety is concerned. To report a pothole contact the
Public Works Department at (559) 885-8615, ext. 789, or
to send an email.
The Water Division
of the Public Works Department provides safe drinking water in sufficient
quantity at a reasonable cost for our customers. We also provide fire
protection for the entire community.
We are responsible for
maintaining water quality and continuing to provide safe drinking water to
our citizens. We are closely monitored by several State
regulatory agencies to guarantee compliance with Federal and State mandates.
Each year, the Annual Water Quality/Consumer
Confidence Report is produced and provided
to all of the city water customers. To read or download the latest report,
Click HERE for the
English version. or
Click HERE for the
The Water Division also manages a City-wide water conservation program
that runs annually on a year-round basis. Conservation is key for all of us.
For more information CLICK HERE
to visit the CONSERVING OUR WATER
WATER SERVICE REQUESTS
Please contact the Chowchilla Civic Center at (559) 665-8615,
ext. 789 to place service
requests for water related issues and concerns.
The Solid Waste Division of
the Public Works Department provides a comprehensive waste management and
recycling program. This division works closely with Mid Valley Disposal, our
franchise refuse disposal service. The City of Chowchilla and Mid Valley
Disposal partner together for the responsibility of weekly pick-up
collection service of trash from approximately 3,100 residential addresses
and 230 businesses.
for more information.
The Storm Water Division of the Public
Works Department maintains the City's storm drain system to
provide control and disposal of storm water run-off. The system
is maintained and operated through a storm run-off plan and
program that is in compliance with State and Federal
regulations. The system consists of four miles of drainage
ditches, six reservoirs, three pump stations, and other storm
Protecting our water supply
is everyone's job!
Please DO NOT put
into our storm drains.
All storm water related issues and
concerns about drainage problems should first be reported to the
Public Works Department at (559) 665-8615, extension 789 during
business hours. The appropriate crew will be contacted to
inspect and respond to service requests. After regular business
hours, contact the Chowchilla Police Department at (559)
Sand bags are available during the winter
season. If you are in need of sand bags, please contact us at
(559) 665-8615, extension 789 to make arrangements.
The Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department collects
compatible wastewater from our customers. We treat it using the
best practical technology available to protect the general
public and the environmental health of our community.
Wastewater Division operates a 1.0 million gallon-per-day (MGD)
wastewater plant. The Wastewater Treatment Plant is located at
15750 Avenue 24 1/2. Its overall goal is to receive, treat, and
dispose of residential wastewater so it is environmentally safe.
This procedure is closely monitored by several State of
California regulatory agencies to guarantee compliance with
Federal and State mandates.
This Division also maintains
4 sewage lift pump stations and 37 miles of sewer pipelines.
To report wastewater
related issues and concerns and service requests contact the
Public Works Department at (559) 665-8615, extension 789, or
CLICK HERE to send an email.
CHOWCHILLA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
The Chowchilla Municipal Airport, established in 1947, offers
corporate and private businesses the opportunity to utilize the
airport for business purposes. This general aviation airport is
situated on approximately 32 acres on the southeast edge of the
City of Chowchilla and is under the day-to-day supervision of
the Public Works Department. The City Administrator serves as
the Airport Manager.
Location: Southeast corner of City
of Chowchilla on west side of Highway 99 in the County of
FAA Identifier: 206
Frequency: ACTVT MIRL RY
12/30 CTAF: 122.9
Field Elevation: 242 feet / 74 m
Reference Point: Lat - 37 06 45 Long - 120 14
Physical Address: 16487 Avenue 25, Chowchilla, CA 93610
Information Phone: (559) 665-8615, ext. 789
Building facilities consist of
11 permanent T-hangars, 10 permanent and 5 transient tie-down
spaces, 1 Fixed Base Operation (FBO) located on the east side of
the runway, and 1 large hangar next to 2 portable hangars. Thiel
Air Care Inc. (FBO) conducts his business on the airport
offering aerial agricultural services to farmers in the San
The Chowchilla Municipal Airport is an
uncontrolled airport with no on-site supervisor or tower. Pilots
are directed to check FAA Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) for
temporary flight restrictions by clicking on link above or by
calling flight service at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.
At this time,
the airport does not have aviation gasoline fuel. The closest
source for fuel is the Madera Municipal Airport, who sells
aviation gasoline and jet fuel 24 hours a day. The Madera
Airport is located three miles northwest of the City of Madera
(approx. 10 minutes south of Chowchilla air time).
Airport operations are funded through various revenue sources:
City Enterprise funds, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
grant funds, California State Department of Transportation
Aeronautics Aid to Airports Program, and airport user fees.
The main runway is 3,250 feet
long with a lighted approach aid for night operations, equipment
with visual glide-slope indicator (2-box VASI on left - R/W 30)
which has a straight in, non-precision instrument approach, &
will accommodate small twin aircraft.
Runways 12/30 3250'
long x 60' wide, 300' paved overruns at each end
Data: Lighting: MIRL, VASI, R/W 30 only
VOR approach R/W 30
GPS straight in
R/W 30 -
Right @ 1000' AGL
R/W 12 - Left @ 1000' AGL
Crop dusters on runway 30/12 and all
quadrants. Pilots are requested to use R/W 12 for calm wind
Approach to RW 12 +35' power lines 1150' from
threshold on extended runway centerline.
ARTCC: Oakland Center
Murieta Flight Service Station
Notams facility: RIU (Notam-D
Pattern Altitude: 1000' AGL
For information from Airport-Data.com,
For information on hangar