Public Works

Public Works Staff

Welcome to Public Works!

Public Works is committed to working alongside the community to provide the best quality of public service to the residents and business owners throughout the City. The Public Works department is responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of public facilities and infrastructure within the public right-of-way. Our team is comprised of engineers, field operations personnel, and support staff working collectively to ensure public safety and improved quality of life for the community. For more information, please explore our website.

The Public Works Engineering Division will accept front counter Walk-ins and Appointments. To schedule an appointment, please contact: Alan Galvan at (323) 357-5814 or agalvan@sogate.org


 


City Wide Flushing Program will Start Zone 10 on January 29, 2023

To assist in our primary mission of providing safe and reliable water to the community, the Public Works Department Water Division will start Zone 10 flushing on January 29, 2023. The flushing operation will take place at night when our records indicate water demand is at its lowest point and will take approximately four months to complete.  Weekly notices, including door hangers to affected areas will be sent and posted on the City’s webpage and other social media platforms.

City Crews will begin their activities on Sunday night at 10:00 pm and end them by 4:00 am the following morning, concluding on Thursday of each week. The City is taking several steps to minimize the potential impact to water customers.  

The area of operation is between Southern Ave to the north, Tweedy Blvd to south, California Ave to the east and Burtis St, to west, which is in Zone 10.  The attached map shows where Zone 10 is in more detail.(PDF, 401KB)

While all steps have been taken to reduce the chance of a customer experiencing a water discoloration episode, customers in the impacted area are strongly encouraged to not use water during these times to the extent possible.  Should you experience discolored water, we ask that you flush your own house pipes by running faucets for approximately 5 minutes or less.  This should dispel any such discolored water that by small chance got into your house or business water pipes.  Should you have continued water discoloration after flushing, please call our Public Works Department at 323-563-5790. 

The flushing of water pipes is a standard procedure for water purveyors across the State.  Our mission is simply to provide safe and reliable water to customers in South Gate. Click here to access the FAQ sheet for more information.(PDF, 464KB)

City Wide Flushing Program will Start Zone 9 on February 5, 2023

To assist in our primary mission of providing safe and reliable water to the community, the Public Works Department Water Division will start Zone 9 flushing on February 5, 2023.  The flushing operation will take place at night when our records indicate water demand is at its lowest point and will take approximately four months to complete.  Weekly notices, including door hangers to affected areas will be sent and posted on the City’s webpage and other social media platforms.

City Crews will begin their activities on Sunday night at 10:00 pm and end them by 4:00 am the following morning, concluding on Thursday of each week. The City is taking several steps to minimize the potential impact to water customers.  

The area of operation is between Southern Ave to the north, Tweedy Blvd to south, Alexander Ave to the east and California Ave, to west, which is in Zone 9.  The attached map shows where Zone 9 is in more detail.(PDF, 384KB)

While all steps have been taken to reduce the chance of a customer experiencing a water discoloration episode, customers in the impacted area are strongly encouraged to not use water during these times to the extent possible.  Should you experience discolored water, we ask that you flush your own house pipes by running faucets for approximately 5 minutes or less.  This should dispel any such discolored water that by small chance got into your house or business water pipes.  Should you have continued water discoloration after flushing, please call our Public Works Department at 323-563-5790. 

The flushing of water pipes is a standard procedure for water purveyors across the State.  Our mission is simply to provide safe and reliable water to customers in South Gate. 

Report Water Issues

To report water emergencies during our regular working hours, Monday to Thursday; 6:30 am to 5:00 pm, please call (323) 563-5790Follow link to view public notice.(PDF, 1MB)

To report water emergencies on weekends and afterhours, please call the South Gate Police Department at (323) 563-5436. The Police Dispatcher will contact the on-call personnel for the Water Division.

Residents in the Hollydale area of South Gate are served by Golden State Water Company and must call (800) 999-4033.

Report Sidewalk, Street Tree, and Pothole Issues

Please call (323) 563-5785

Report Streetlight Issues

Please call (323) 563-5773

Report Graffiti Issues

Please call (323) 563-5793

Bulky Item Pick Up and Illegal Dumping

To report illegal dumping, please call (323) 563- 9575

For Bulky item pick up, please call (800) 774-0222

Encroachment Permits:

Encroachment Permits are required to work within the Public Right of Way. For more information on encroachment permits, please click the link.

Plan Check Services:

For projects that have a valuation of over $50,000 and/ or exceed 800 square feet of redevelopment must be reviewed by Public Works. For more information, please follow the link.  

ADA Transition Plan:

The City Council has adopted the ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan for the City of South Gate. To view the full reports, please visit the following link: http://cityofsouthgate.org/824/ADA-Self-Evaluation-and-Transition-Plan

  

**Site Under Construction, please bear with us through this process. For immediate assistance, contact us at 323-357-9657 or pwengineering@sogate.org.



 

Staff Directory

Engineering 
 
 Staff
 
Name Title Email Phone
Camargo, Lorenzo Engineering Technician Email 323-357-5814
Cendejas, Liz Senior Secretary (Public Works Administration) Email 323-563-9567
Cervantes, Arturo Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works Email 323-563-9567
Chavez, Victor Associate Engineer Email 323-357-9661
Deras, Gladis Senior Engineer Email 323-563-9576
Galvan, Alan Engineering Aide Email 323-357-9660
Loera, Jose City Traffic Engineer Email 323-563-9578
Medina, Alma Management Analyst Email 323-563-9579
Murga, Emilio Consultant/Project Manager Email 323-357-9614
Rico, John Assistant Engineer Email 323-563-9594
Saikaly, Elias Consultant/Project Manager Email 323-563-9581
Tang, Kenneth Senior Civil Engineer Email 323-563-9574
Turdevich, Erika Office Assistant Email 323-357-9657

4244 Santa Ana Street
South Gate, CA 90280

323-563-5785

Staff

Name Title Email Phone
Aviles, Omar Street Foreman Email 323-357-5805
Montanez, Abelino Street Foreman Email 323-357-9650
Quintero, Jorge Street Foreman Email 323-357-5806

Water Division

4244 Santa Ana Street
South Gate, CA 90280

323-563-5790

Staff

Name Title Email Phone
Ananda, Ana Consultant/Water Engineer Email 323-563-5769
Bonilla, January Secretary (Water Division) Email 323-563-5790
Castillo, Chris Water Division Manager Email 323-563-5779
Cortez, Oscar Water Leadworker Email 323-357-9654
Dhayer, Dan Water System Lead Operator Email 323-357-9653
Hernandez, Ramiro Water Operations Foreman Email 323-563-5796
Munoz, Oscar Water Distribution Foreman Email 323-357-5803