Utility Operations Division

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Alhambra City Yard
900 South New Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: 626-300-1567
Dennis Ahlen, Deputy Director of Utilities



The Water Division is responsible for the production, treatment, disinfection, storage, distribution, repair and maintenance of the entire city owned water system. This includes the installation of all new water lines, water main and service repairs, and all fire hydrant repairs. It maintains and operates a water system consisting of eight operational wells, one stand by irrigation well, a Metropolitan Water District service connection, five booster pump stations, six reservoir locations (27.53 million gallons of storage), 27-miles of transmission mains and 128 miles of distribution mains ranging in size from 4 inches to 24 inches, 3731 valves and 916 fire hydrants.


The Wastewater Division maintains and operates the sanitary sewer collection system which consists of 2,800 manholes, seven lift stations with sewer main lines ranging in size from 4 inches to 36 inches in diameter. Approximately 99% of the system is composed of vitrified clay pipes, with less than 1% being cast iron pipe and reinforced concrete pipes. Field personnel use high-pressure jetting to clean lines to maintain the sewer system. The Wastewater Division also maintains 1,000 storm drains, which are periodically cleaned to insure proper drainage during rain events.


The Production Division maintains and operates the water treatment plant. This state of the art facility was constructed in 2008, The water treatment plant on the average treats 1.8 million gallons of water per day, through the process of filtration and disinfection. The water is then piped through the water system providing safe and clean drinking water for Alhambra residents and businesses.

Water Treatment Plant Tanks
Water Treatment Plant

Water Treatment Plant Tank Water Lines
Water Treatment Plant Discharge Lines

Valves for Water Treatment Plant
Valves Controlling Water Lines


New Ballot Format

MeasureAL is the only local item on your ballot. Please make sure to find the local section of your ballot and participate.


An innovative voter-centered approach to voting for Los Angeles County begins in 2020. In March 2020, the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters will be experimenting with a new ballot format and voting system – Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) where new voting technology will be implemented and City-related elections and ballot measures appear in a different place on your ballot.  

Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) was developed by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) in 2009 to address an aging voting system and an increasingly large and complex electorate. The project seeks a collaborative approach to voting system design that will put voters at the center and maximize stakeholder participation. Through field research and coalition building, the RR/CC has pioneered a voter-centered approach to voting system design and development.

The entire ballot format and voting system will look different, and the City of Alhambra wants to make sure our voters understand these changes and can fully participate in the election. To get more information or to experience the new format, visit: the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters at www.lavote.net .

Changes in State Voter Registration Laws

Exciting news! Due to recent changes in California voter registration laws, eligible Alhambra residents now have more time to register to vote and participate in the upcoming March 3 Municipal Election!  

If you’ve recently moved and need to re-register, or are registering to vote for the first time, you can register to vote on the same day of the election by visiting any voting center in Los Angeles County.  For more information, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters: www.lavote.net.

Learn More About Voting Solutions for All People Project

Explore the New Voting Experience at a VSAP Demo Center

Attend a Public Hearing and/or Provide Input on the County's Election Administration Plan

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