Public Works Department

Water Treatment PlantThe department's employees are responsible for providing the community with water, wastewater systems, as well as maintaining approximately 175 miles of streets and right-of-ways, and the surface and subsurface storm drain systems.

Our Engineering Division helps to create the orderly development of our community by ensuring that private and public development comply with adopted facility plans and development standards.

Our divisions are unique but share one goal - to allow people to live together in a healthy, environmentally-safe manner.

For any questions regarding Public Works, or the Solid Waste Agency, please contact Public Works at 541-450-6110, or send an email to Jason Canady.

Streets and Public Works Maintenance Issues

If you have Public Works Maintenance issues please fill out and submit the online Public Works Maintenance Form.

Plant Tours (Water Treatment Plant or Water Restoration Plant)

Interested in touring the Water Treatment Plant or the Water Restoration Plant? Fill out the Tour Request Form. Allow 5 business days in advance of requested tour date.

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Protect yourselves and your property against all underground utility damage and liability (not just city utilities such as water and wastewater pipes).

Call 811 before you dig to find out where the underground utility lines might be buried. The service is free and it's the law. Go to DigSafelyOregon to find out more.

Contact Us

  1. Jason Canady

    Public Works Director
    Email Jason Canady

    101 NW A Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526
    Ph: 541-450-6110
    Fx: 541-479-6765


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Engineering Division

    Ph: 541-450-6078

    Water Treatment Plant

    Ph: 541-450-6118

    Water Restoration Plant

    Ph: 541-450-6121


    Ph: 541-450-6123

    Staff Directory

  1. Road Closure Notice - Bridge Street (Westholm Ave to Leonard St)

    Starting Tuesday, January 19th through end of day on Friday, January 22nd, 2021 Bridge Street from Westholm Avenue to Leonard Street will be closed from 7am-5pm to through traffic for the construction of the Sanitary Sewer Main and Storm Drain. Read on...
  2. Utility Work Notice - Western Avenue (Bridge Street to SW 'K' Street)

    Starting Monday, January 11, 2021 Western Avenue from Bridge Street to SW ‘K’ Street will be closed to through traffic for the construction of the Sanitary Sewer Main and Storm Drain. Detours and flaggers will be in place. Read on...
  3. Utility Work Notice - Spruce Street/Western Avenue

    Construction of the Sanitary Sewer Main and Storm Drain on Spruce Street starting at Webster Road to Bridge Street and continuing on Western Avenue to ‘G’ Street will begin on Monday, November 16, 2020 continuing until Spring 2021. Read on...
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