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City of Rockaway Beach

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Public Works

Welcome to the Rockaway Beach Public Works Department

Rockaway Beach’s coastal climate presents many challenges to our public works infrastructure. We are dedicated to providing effective water treatment and distribution, road maintenance, wastewater collection and treatment, storm water strategies, municipal engineering, and project management. 

Oregon Health Authority Public Health Drinking Water Data

Want to know more about your water?   If you have questions or concerns about our water system please click on the following link to see the most recent data collected by the State of Oregon regarding the municipal water supply in Rockaway Beach.   
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Notices & Reports

Contact us

Dan Emerson
Public Works Superintendent

Phone: 503.374.0586
Fax: 503.355.8221

Emergencies Dial:  911

On The Drawing board

Completed Projects

PRV - Pressure Release Valve

The City of Rockaway Beach, located in Tillamook County, had received quotes for a pressure reducing valve station located on South 2nd Avenue. This is a residential area in Rockaway Beach that is currently fed from the 3rd Avenue Reservoir after being looped through downtown Rockaway Beach to the west.
This leads to inconsistent line pressure in the residential area. The installation of a pressure reducing valve (PRV) station would allow the City to feed this residential area directly from the 3rd Avenue Reservoir to the east, without the line passing through the downtown area. Rockaway Beach has completed this project and would like to share it with you.

Wayside Paving

Project consisted of 46 linear track feet within the crossing and 34 feet outside of the crossing to allow for the installation of 80-foot rail lengths to ensure the removal of rail joints in the crossing. The track was resurfaced with concrete crossing panels, and the approaches with new asphalt. Services rendered by City, Loaning of the City’s mini excavator for the length of the project, suppling road closed signage as needed, helped cleaning parking lots, and replacement of asphalt surface.

Rockaway Beach Community Grants

Information and applications for the various grants available including general, facade & off-season tourism grants

Rockaway Beach Grant Writing Classes

Tillamook County Visitor’s Association will hold a grant writing class to assist Rockaway Beach businesses with the City of Rockaway Beach’s grant application process.

The same class is offered at 2 different times

Rockaway Beach Civic Facility
November 9, 2023
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Off Season Tourism Marketing Grants

Grants up to $3,000 for off season marketing

Facade Improvement Grant

Grants up to $20,000 to assist in making buildings more attractive and accessible to visitors