Infrastructure Management

Engineering Facts

  • Area of City: 4.1 square miles
  • Elevation at City Hall: 430 feet above sea level
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 12 inches
  • Population: 40,150 (US Census Bureau, 2012 estimate)
  • Paved public streets: 76.65 miles
  • Paved public alleys: 3.49 miles
  • City and County Managed Storm Drains: 11.81 miles
  • City Maintained Catch Basins: 115
  • Sanitary Sewers: Over 72 miles
  • Sanitary Sewer manholes: 1,300

Requests for Proposals & Requests for Bids

Request for proposals are prepared when requesting professional services such as engineering, surveying, and plan checking. Requests for bids are prepared when contract construction projects are being bid out. City Council approval is not required to issue these requests. Council approval is obtained when a contract is ready to be executed. 

Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

City Capital Improvement projects are formulated based on available funding. Funding sources include City General Fund, State funds, and Federal funds. Outside funding requires a match with City funds. All CIP projects are listed in the Capital Improvement Program that is updated and approved annually by the City Council. 

The current Capital Improvement Program (CIP) document is available. 

Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Great Streets

Great Streets is the successor program for street improvements following the Millennium Miles Paving Program that was conducted from 2000 to 2006. Great Streets 2008 and Beyond combines arterial and local residential street improvements into one program. The Great Streets Program is coordinated with the Pavement Management Plan maintained by the Engineering Division. 

Bridges & Bridge Inspections

Bridges are inspected biennially by Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW). Bridges in the city are located at flood control channel crossings. The Jackson Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing (at I-10 post mile 25.10) is jointly maintained by Caltrans and the City.

Storm Drains & Flood Control

The Public Works Department maintains over 100 catch basins in the City. In addition, the Los Angeles County Flood Control District owns and maintains over 400 catch basins in the City. The Alhambra Wash, Rubio Wash, and Eaton Wash are large flood control channels which run through and along the City limits.

Street Lighting

New street lights in the City are typically installed as a condition of approval for multi-family and commercial projects. Property owners in a residential neighborhood who wish to install street lights may elect to form an assessment district by which they will pay for the construction and operation of the lighting system. In areas with overhead power lines, the street lights are often owned and maintained by Southern California Edison, with the City paying for the electricity usage.


The City of San Gabriel owns and operates over 72 miles of sewer and 1,300 manholes. The main sewer system is located below public streets and, in some cases, within easements that run along the back of private properties. 

Homeowners are responsible for the sewer line that runs from their house to the point where it connects with the main line.

Further information can be found at: City's Sanitary Sewer System

Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling 

Athens Services is the exclusive franchised solid waste hauler for all solid waste in the city. Athens provides residential service, commercial service, and temporary bin service. The Athens Services contract is administered by the Public Works Department, and the Finance Department.

Athens Services – (888) 336-6100  Athens Services


Cable TV


  • Southern California Edison Company – (800) 655-4555  SCE

Natural Gas

  • Southern California Gas Company – (800) 238-0092  So Cal Gas


  • AT&T – (800) 288-2020  AT&T


Water Districts Map

Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) & The ACE San Gabriel Trench Project

The original railroad was Southern Pacific Railroad was acquired by UPRR. Crossings are located at Ramona Street, Mission Road, Del Mar Avenue, and San Gabriel Blvd. The Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE) was responsible for the engineering and construction of grade separation projects at these locations. The project was completed in 2018.