Police Department

 The Exeter Police Department is dedicated to the fair and impartial enforcement of laws and ordinances to protect human life, property, and to maintain the public peace.  In accomplishing our mission of protection and service, the members of this agency will respect Constitutional rights, human dignity and community values.

We commit ourselves to the enhancement of police-community partnerships, and will assist the members of our community with the identification and resolution of problems, in the effort to improve the quality of life in our community.

We will give the highest quality of law enforcement services possible, while continuously striving for the highest professional standards.

Recreation Department

EXETER WADING POOL: CLOSED till further notice.


SUMMER FUN CAMP: For boys and girls ages 6-12.  Fun Camp will run the week of July 21-25 from 10am-3pm.  Camp will start and finish at the City Park.  Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games, field trips, swimming and much more.   Fee for this program is $65.00. Fee does not include lunch.  We do not prorate for this program and there are NO REFUNDS.  You can come to the Community Services office at 137 N F St. to register. There must by 60 campers for this program to move forward.  Checks will not be deposited and refunds will be issued if less than 60 campers sign up.


Call 559.592.5262 for information or email Linda Wachter.

About Your Water Service

watertower2 Water Sources

The city’s water system which consists of eight wells, chlorination treatment facilities at each of the active wells, two inactive wells, one elevated storage tank with a capacity of 100,000 gallons, and a loop distribution system.

The City of Exeter utilizes a ground water system.  No surface water is used by the water system.  Water is pumped from 6 active deep wells ranging in depth from 296 to 620 feet.

Water System

Water is delivered to our homes and businesses through underground supply lines that are laid out in a grid-like manner so that there are no dead ends of major mains.  This process is also known as looping.  The existing distribution piping ranges from 6″ to 12″ in diameter.  In 2004 the city replaced most of its old cast iron pipe water mains with C-900 polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes.  The distribution system is within one pressure zone ranging between 40 and 60 psi.  There are roughly 2,988 residential, 269 commercial and 19 industrial service connections which are all metered.

The system is capable of producing and delivering approximately 6.6 million gallons of water per day.

Answers to Your Questions

What about sand in my water?

Sand and debris, which may appear in your faucet’s aerator screen, are most often caused by mineral deposits in your household system, plumbing repairs, or sand produced by wells.  There are no health impacts associated with this debris, but it can be a nuisance.  A persistent sand or debris problem should be reported to the water division.

What causes low water pressure?

Low water pressure can be caused by either a home’s gate valve not being fully opened, recent repairs to existing plumbing, or too great a demand for the available water supply.  The city’s water pumping systems are electronically controlled though a computerized management system to operate between 40 and 60 psi.

Is our water chlorinated?

Yes, there are chlorination treatment facilities at each of the active wells.  The chlorine is used to control bacteria.

Why is my water sometimes cloudy?

Cloudy or milky water at the tap is caused by air in the water.  When this occurs, let the water settle in a glass or pitcher for 10 to 20 seconds.

Water Quality

In order to insure good clean water in all areas of the system, water division personnel will be flushing water lines at various times.  Employees will request that young children not play in the water for safety reasons.  If you have a problem or complaint regarding water quality, please call the Public Works Office at 559.592.3318; Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  For after hours emergencies, please call 559.592.3710.

All water delivered meets the primary drinking water standards established by the California Department of Health Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  More on Water Quality can be obtained by reading the city’s most current Water Consumer Confidence Report.