Water Service

Domestic Water Well Resources for Homeowners in Fresno County

If you are within 2 miles of a public water system and your domestic well experiences problems, please call State Water Resources Control Board at (559) 447-3300 and USDA Rural Development at (559) 276-7494 extension 4 for information about possible funding to connect to the public water system.

For other types of assistance call 211.

Click here for a list of well resources in Fresno County.

Water1The Public Works department is responsible for the City wells, distribution lines, water meters, and back-flow prevention systems. We strive to operate a quality water service by providing safe drinking water and excellent customer service at reasonable prices.

The water distribution system is run by a computer program called SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition). This allows the water operators to control and monitor the wells and booster pumps by computer. This also allows the operators the ability to monitor and operate the wells and booster pumps during their off duty hours, by use of a laptop computer.

On-Call Service – We’re there if you need us!
The City of Kerman has an on call person 24 hours a day for any type of water, sewer or storm drain emergency. If you have an emergency that requires a City employee after hours call (559) 846-8800 and the Sheriff’s office will direct the request to the on-call City employee.

Water Service - Billing

Water Billing
Water service billing and customer service is handled through our Finance Department. Contact Josephina Alvarez at (559) 846-4682 for questions concerning your water bill or service.

On-Line Utility payments are now available. Click HERE to pay your water bill on-line.

Watering Schedule

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The City of Kerman observes a year-round water conservation schedule. Currently the City is on the Winter Watering Schedule:

  • Odd House Numbers may water on Tuesday and Saturday
  • Even House Numbers may water on Wednesday and Sunday
  • No watering allowed on Monday,Thursday and Friday

Water Meters

Water MeterWater Meters
Not all homes in the City of Kerman have water meters at this time. Due to a new state law, the City of Kerman will be required to meter all homes and businesses in the near future. If you have any questions about the usage or installation of meters, contact the City of Kerman Water Department at (559) 846-6159.

Water Conservation

Water Conservation

California Statewide mandated water conservation became effective in August 2014. The City has complied with this mandate by revising the water use including City parks, medians and other outdoor landscape areas. The residence watering schedule has also been revised to comply.  Below is the Summer Watering Schedule:

  • Odd House Numbers may water on Tuesday and Saturday
  • Even House Numbers may water on Wednesday and Sunday
  • Water any time on your designated day

Remember no watering from 6:00 am to 8:00 am and from Noon to 7:00 pm every day


Runoff when watering lawns and landscapes that excessive  flows onto walkways, roadways, or parking lots.
Solution: Redirect poorly aimed sprinklers; repair broken sprinkler heads; reduce pop-up sprinkler run times to 5 minutes or less and use multiple start times with 1-hour soak in between; replace nozzles with rotating stream nozzles.

Water Driveway RunoffDriveway Using water to wash driveways or sidewalks
Solution: Use a broom instead.

Water Car Washing RunoffcCar washing a motor vehicle with out a  shutoff nozzle
Solution: Use shutoff nozzles on you hose.


Water Fountain Using water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated
Solution: Install a recirculating system or turn off the water feature.

Draining andWater Empty Pool refilling a swimming pool, unless needed for repair or to correct a severe chemical imbalance
Solution: Refrain from draining and refilling pools or decorative ponds and lakes.

Helpful Tips for Water Efficiency

Drought Tolerant Plants           Fix Leaking Toilets              Finding Leaks in Your Home

If you have any questions regarding water conservation, contact 
Lydia Madruga, Water Conservation Specialist (559) 846-9372

Contact Information
Phone: (559) 846-9343
Fax: (559) 846-7488

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
7:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Closed between 12:00 to 1pm)

Physical Location
15201 W. California Avenue
Kerman, CA 93630

Ken Moore
Public Works Director
(559) 846-9388

Denise Isaak
Administrative Assistant
(559) 846-9343 ~ Option 1

Michael Barajas
PW Maintenance & Operations Coordinator
(559) 846-6122

Lydia Madruga
Water Conservation Specialist
(559) 846-9372