Folsom's Infrastructure

The City of Folsom has a small-town feel, but it offers the full range of services and infrastructure you’d expect in a larger city. You’ll find a variety of municipal departments to help both businesses and residents.

Folsom is an incorporated city with a five councilmember system, its own police and fire departments, sewage and water treatment facilities, zoo, library, parks, and recreation.

Folsom is a community In the truest sense of the word. It has its own Public Safety service with fast efficient responses from both Police and Fire departments. The city handles its own utilities including water and refuse services. A hazmat/recycling division helps residents and companies become more environmentally friendly. There is an active recreation department that offers events, classes, competitive leagues in basketball, soccer, swimming, pickleball, volleyball, and more for all ages. Summer camps, arts and crafts, senior programs (including a senior center) are all available. To learn more, visit

Here are some of the key infrastructure features in Folsom:


Folsom has a well-connected transportation network, including a highway system and several major roads that make it easy to get around the city. The city is also served by the Sacramento Regional Transit District, which provides bus and light rail service throughout the region.

Water and sewage

Folsom has a reliable water supply system that is managed by the City of Folsom Water Department. The city also has a modern sewage treatment plant that ensures the safe disposal of wastewater.


The city of Folsom is served by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), which provides electricity and natural gas to the region. SMUD has a reputation for being environmentally friendly and has implemented several energy efficiency programs to help residents and businesses save on energy costs.


Folsom has a well-developed communication infrastructure, including high-speed internet and cellular networks. The city is also served by several local radio and television stations.

Public safety

Folsom has a well-trained police and fire department that ensures the safety of its residents. The city also has a well-equipped emergency management system that can respond quickly in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.


Folsom has a number of high-quality public and private schools that provide education to students from kindergarten to college. The city is also home to Folsom Lake College, which is part of the Los Rios Community College District.