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Public Works

Steve Palmer, PE
Director of Public Works
(707) 968-2624
Erica Ahmann Smithies, PE
Assistant Public Works Director
(707) 968-2629
Tobias Barr
Public Works Project Manager
(707) 968-2746
Jennifer Tuell
Water Conservation Coordinator
(707) 968-2635
Carlos Uribe
Maintenance Manager
(707) 967-2871
Christina Cook
Public Works Administrative Assistant
(707) 968-2658

Your Department of Public Works is committed to responding to the needs of our community by providing the public systems necessary to create, enhance and protect the quality of life that is uniquely St. Helena.  Guided by the values of our citizens and supporting the vision they hold for their community we design, build, operate, maintain, clean, green, and improve the city's infrastructure, public rights-of-way, and facilities with skill, pride, and responsiveness, in partnership with the St. Helena community.

The Department is responsible for the City's infrastructure, including streets, storm drains, parks, water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment.  We facilitate environmental compliance including: storm water pollution prevention, sustainability, protection of public trees and floodplain administration. In addition, the Department of Public Works is a key responding agency in emergencies involving our infrastructure as well as weather and other disasters with the potential for adverse impacts to public health or the environment.

Contact Us
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Department Main: (707) 968-2658


2013 CCR St. Helena Drinking Water Report
2014 CCR St Helena Drinking Water Report
2015 CCR St Helena Drinking Water Report
ADA Survey Form
Banner Permit Application
BASMAA Post-Construction Manual dated 07-14-2014 (Stormwater Management Standards)
Certified Backflow Testers
City of St. Helena Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP)
Conditional Encroachment Permit
Disinfection By-Product Evaluation
Draft ADA Self-evaluation and Transition Plan
Encroachment Permit Application
General Conditions for Construction Projects
Grading Permit
Grease Disposal Company List
Grease Trap Guidelines
Illicit Discharge Follow-up Form
Illicit Discharge Reporting Form
Intake Tower Replacement RFP
Master Street Tree List
Napa Countywide Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Guidance
Pollution Prevention Best Practices For Surface Cleaning
Public Works City Standards
Raw Water Permit
Sewer Annexation Application
Sewer System Management Plan
Smart Yard Information
St. Helena Water Quality Report
Street Sweeping Map 2016
Traffic Plan Standards with Sample Traffic Plan
Transportation Permit
Tree Permit
Volunteer Form
Water Neutral Policy
Well Permit