Water Department


   Max Godde, Superintendent

Business Hours

Monday through Friday

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

33 Broadway



Providing a safe and reliable drinking water system for  customers is the number one priority for the Jackson Water Resources  Department.  The City purchases treated  water from the Amador Water Agency (AWA). All water purchased from AWA comes directly from the Mokelumne River. The City’s Department of Water Resources carefully monitors  the City's transmission line, reservoirs and maintains the City-wide distribution  system.  This includes maintaining water  mains, fire hydrants, valves, and water services from mains to individual meter  boxes; issuing construction water permits; installation of services, and 24  hours-a-day, seven days-a-week standby for emergencies.  Staff also maintains and replaces meters for  approximately 2,100 water service accounts.   The City routinely conducts water quality monitoring including testing  and analysis for bacteria, chlorine residual, pH and other elements. 

Water fund revenues  have been invested in significant improvements to the water system  infrastructure over the past few years and a five year Capital Improvement  Program is adopted by the City Council with each budget to protect this  investment.  Major water distribution  projects completed in recent years have included replacement of large main  lines in Church Street, Court Street, Bright Street, Pitt Street, Center  Street, Mason Street, Golf Course Road and Pine Street.  These improvements have replaced small steel  mains with larger mains designed to improve water line reliability, fire flow  and maintain water quality.