Utility Services

Sewer Services:

The city of La Mesa takes care of all sewer services, including maintenance, repairs, and system management. Sewer charges are conveniently collected by the county of San Diego and are incorporated into your property taxes.

Trash and Recycling Collection:

EDCO Disposal Corporation is responsible for efficient trash and recycling collection in La Mesa. We strive to promote proper waste disposal and recycling practices, contributing to a greener community.

Water Service:

Residents and businesses in La Mesa can rely on the Helix Water District for their water service needs. With a commitment to quality and reliability, we ensure a safe and uninterrupted water supply for all.

Energy Service:

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is the trusted provider of energy services to La Mesa residents and businesses. We deliver electricity and natural gas, empowering our customers to meet their energy needs efficiently and sustainably.

Fats, Oils, and Grease Control Program:

As part of our efforts to maintain a healthy sewer system, the city of La Mesa implements the Fats, Oils, and Grease Control Program. This initiative aims to educate and regulate the proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease, preventing blockages and environmental contamination.

We are committed to delivering exceptional utility services and fostering a cleaner, more sustainable La Mesa. Please explore our website for more information on each service and how you can participate in making our community a better place to live and work.

City of La Mesa Sewer Billing

Customer Service
  8130 Allison Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942

Email: SewerService@cityoflamesa.us

Sewer System Maintenance

After-hours Sewer Emergencies

Look up your current sewer charge amount

Sewer Billing Portal
Visit the tabs below for more information on The City of La Mesa's utility services.

  1. Sewer Service
  2. Trash Collection
  3. Water Service
  4. Gas & Electric
  5. FOG Program


The City discontinued bi-monthly billing for sewer on July 1, 2012.

To view your current and past charges, visit the City's sewer billing website and check the "I accept" box to login.  Then enter your 10-digit assessor's parcel number (APN), your sewer billing Location # or the street address.  When searching for your sewer billing information, exclude using the words or abbreviations such as Avenue (Ave.), Boulevard (Blvd.), Court (Ct.), Drive (Dr.), or Street (St.) in the search field.

Your APN can be found on the top of the billing letter sent by the City of La Mesa in July or on your County property tax bill. You Can also call the City of La Mesa at 619.667.1338 to obtain sewer billing information.

Sewer charges are now collected by the County of San Diego with your property taxes.  For more information, visit the County of San Diego Treasurer-Tax Collector website.

A letter is mailed to La Mesa sewer customers each year in July with the amount of your sewer charges for the next fiscal year.  Please contact the City to request a copy of your billing letter.

Mailing address information is provided by the County of San Diego for the City's annual sewer billing notifications.  If you have recently moved, please submit a Change of Address Form with the County's Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk's Office. City staff is unable to update this information on your behalf.  

Any questions can be emailed to: SewerService@cityoflamesa.us

Sewer Service

You do not need to contact the City to start or stop sewer service. This will happen automatically when the change of ownership is recorded with the County.

Your sewer charges are based on the amount of water used at your property during the winter months (November through March, depending on your Helix Water billing cycle). Water consumption information can be obtained by contacting Helix Water District.

Sewer Rates

Sewer rate information can be found in the Sewer Service Fees table.

Billing Adjustments

To request an adjustment to your sewer charges, please review the City's Sewer Service Charge Adjustment Policy to see if you qualify. If you qualify for a billing adjustment, you must complete and submit the Adjustment Request Form.

Submit your completed form to the City of La Mesa, Attention: Sewer Billing, 8130 Allison Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942 for review.