Division Overview

The City of Shafter owns, operates, and maintains the domestic water system within the City of Shafter. The city water system presently consists of seven water wells, approximately 70 miles of distribution lines, and three water storage tanks equipped with booster pumps. Monthly service fees are established to provide the city necessary funding to cover current operational expenditures, the replacement of existing equipment, and required additions to capacity.


 In addition to areas within the city limits, the city also delivers domestic water service to outlying areas south and southwest of the core city area. Private water systems in these areas requested water delivery from city's water system due to problems with their own private wells. These water system extensions were constructed under city supervision and funded with state grants, federal grants, and local assessments.



The Water Operation Division provides the following:

  • Domestic and fire fighting water service to the Shafter community.
  • Continuous monitoring of water for pollutants, contaminants, and bacteria in conformance with health and safety standards
  • Monitoring and implementation of water-related laws and codes.

Water Quality

The city performs water quality testing and monitoring in conformance with established health and safety standards. Some pollutants, such as EDB or DBCP, are tested for in excess of standards due to the nature of the agriculture related operations surrounding the city.

Consumer Confidence Reports

Annual water quality reports called Consumer Confidence Reports are prepared and mailed to all of our customers by July 1. 

View past years reports below: