Surface Water Management

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Gonzalo Ramirez

Street Manager
3981 S. K Street
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 684-4283

After Hours and Weekend Emergencies - (559) 686-3454 

The Surface Water Management Division (gutters, street sweeping, pipelines, and basins) includes facilities to collect surface water, clean it and recharge the groundwater. The division consists of three different functional areas:

  • Recharge - surface water management and underground water storage in the Kaweah groundwater sub basin
  • Surface Water Pollution Control - used water collection and pollution remediation systems
  • Flood Control - flood management during storm events

The majority of the surface water in the city is collected and pumped into the Tulare Irrigation District canal system under provisions of an agreement entered into in 2005. Surface water also flows into park/ponding basins and storm drainage retention basins. The surface water management  facilities capture as much of the rain events and nuisance water as possible to maximize recharge from the runoff.  All recharge adds to the City's water supply; the groundwater sub basin.  The City is subject to the Federal Phase II Storm Water NPDES permit requirements.

Report retention basin maintenance issues or concerns

  • Online
  • Phone - (559) 684-4283







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