Public Works/Wastewater Department


Dan Wurzburger

Public Works Superintendent

Business Hours

Monday through Thursday
6:00 am to 4:00 pm


Friday, 6:00 am to 10:00 am
200 Cemetery Lane


It is the mission of the Public Works Department to protect  and maintain the public’s investment in municipal infrastructure, and to  provide a safe and healthy environment for the residents of Jackson.  Public Works activities take place within the  public right-of-way, under or immediately adjacent to City streets, and in  municipal parks, buildings, and open spaces. 

Key services include operation and maintenance of city  facilities, parks, streets, storm drains and operation of the wastewater  treatment plant.  Public Works employees  also respond 24/7 to emergencies, whether flooding, sewer back-ups or  assistance with other public safety incidents.

The Public Works Department is  developing a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) to reduce the number of  sanitary sewer overflows in the wastewater collection system.  The SSMP  mission statement reads, "Our environment will be best preserved by  responsibly maintaining, studying, and planning our wastewater collection  system."  The City has adopted an implementation schedule in  compliance with the State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 2006-003 and  is continuing to develop programs to improve the maintenance of the collection  system and reduce the likelihood of overflows in the future.  Click here for more information about this program  and the implementation schedule for all SSMP activities.  A binder with  all related information is available for public review in the City Clerk's  office at City Hall.

The City’s wastewater   discharge permit (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System – NPDES) with  the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) was  renewed in October 2007.  This permit  includes several significant requirements that are impacting the cost of  operating the wastewater plant as well as costly studies to determine whether  the City may continue discharging its treated effluent into Jackson Creek.

The key issue facing the City is whether concerns raised by  the State Department of Public Health regarding the use of Jackson Creek/Lake  Amador as a potable water supply warrants the reduction or elimination of the  City’s treated effluent from the creek.   Additional studies were required in the NPDES permit to address the  State Department of Fish and Game concerns that removal of the City’s effluent  from the creek could negatively impact fish and wildlife.   The City is working with these two State  agencies and the Regional Water Quality Control Board to protect ratepayers and  meet the environmental concerns of these agencies.



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