About the Program

The Water/Wastewater Division monitors, reports, tests and treats all drinking water for the City of Arcata and the Jacoby Creek Water District. It monitors, reports, tests and treats all wastewater, including 55-acres of oxidation ponds and 225-acres of treatment and enhancement marshes which make up the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Information on the quality of the City's water is available in the City of Arcata Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report and in the Jacoby Creek Water District Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report.

Drinking Water

Learn more about the drinking water that is provided to the City.


This Division is responsible for the monitoring, reporting, testing and treatment of all wastewater for the City of Arcata, including 11 wastewater pump stations, 55 acres of oxidation ponds and 154 acres of treatment marshes.