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Posted on: May 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] National Public Works Week May 15–21

National Public Works Week

Ready & Resilient

This week, League City is joining municipalities across the country to celebrate our Public Works professionals. The City of League City is fortunate to have 138 dedicated Public Works employees working behind the scenes to ensure everything from streets and utility lines to drinking water and wastewater are functioning safely and smoothly.

Public Works personnel are federally mandated first responders and play a critical role in day-to-day operations and during emergency management efforts. When potentially dangerous weather events are imminent, Public Works first responders are activated along with other Emergency Operations staff. They work around the clock to prepare the city, clearing debris from streets and drainage infrastructure. Keeping roads clear before, during, and after a storm improves drainage and provides access for emergency vehicles to pass.

During emergencies, Public Works first responders also monitor League City’s water supply. Having a clean and functional water supply is vital to the health and safety of every League City resident. Our highly skilled Public Works professionals monitor water pressure and water supply throughout the duration of extreme weather events, ensuring residents have access to safe, clean water.

Discover more about Public Works on their website.

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Meet our Public Works Departments


Maintaining the City’s drainage system, major channel outfalls, and roadside ditches is crucial in preventing flooding during heavy rain events. To improve drainage in all areas of the city, the Stormwater Department uses a variety of machines for cleaning and clearing stormwater infrastructure, like the XL4100 Gradall, which removes large debris with its grapple claw. Visit the Stormwater website.

Stormwater machinery 

Utility Line Repair

Crews are tasked with the repair and maintenance of water mains, fire hydrants, valves, and service lines. They also maintain and repair sanitary sewer mains and sanitary force mains. Line Repair crews often respond to emergency calls for service and repairs, like during Winter Storm Uri, when they responded to approximately 2,000 calls to disconnect water due to frozen pipes. Visit the Line Repair website.

Line repair crew

Rapid Response Crew

The City’s Rapid Response crew is vital before and after extreme weather events to remove vegetative or hazardous debris from our ditches, roadways, and drainage infrastructure. One of their most-used tools is the Combination Sewer Cleaner Vacuum Truck, which clears drainage culverts and removes trash from stormwater interceptors.

Rapid response crew 


Rainwater and wastewater that flows down our drains or is flushed down our toilets must go through an intricate treatment process to remove pollutants and make it safe for release into the creek or to be reused for irrigation. Staff with the Wastewater Department treat up to 48 million gallons of water per day during wet weather periods. Their operations unit maintains daily operations of the Dallas Salmon Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility, and 76 lift stations. Visit the Wastewater website.


Fleet Management

This division is an internal service division of the City that operates a repair facility. They provide services to over 550 City vehicles, heavy equipment, trailers, and related pieces of equipment. The department is responsible for preventative maintenance, vehicle inspections, repairs, road-call assistance, fueling services, vehicle purchases and disposal, and equipment specifications. Visit the Fleet website.

Man works on city truck 

Traffic & Transportation

The Traffic and Transportation Department consists of two divisions that operate and maintain all traffic control equipment throughout the city. The Traffic Signal Division maintains and operates all signalized traffic equipment, such as traffic signals, school zone flashers, and radar speed signs. The Traffic Control Division maintains all traffic signs and traffic control devices. They fabricate and install traffic signs in-house and maintain guardrails and pavement markings. Visit the Traffic & Transportation website.

Traffic and transportation 

Vegetation Management

This division is responsible for tree trimming, code enforcement abatement, and mowing throughout the city. In 2021, they received the Marsh Master Amphibius Mower. This specialized piece of equipment can traverse wetbottomed terrain and even float on water to ensure our drainage infrastructure and sensitive wetbottomed terrain are maintained.

Marshmaster vegetation management vehicle drives up a hill after mowing a marsh 

Water Production

The Water Production Department is responsible for providing a potable water supply for our residents and ensuring that all water quality standards are met. They maintain and operate 14 facilities, consisting of ten booster pump stations, four elevated storage tanks, and nine groundwater wells. Visit the Water Production website.

Water production 


The Streets Division is tasked with making sure the city’s 400 miles of roadways are properly maintained to keep your commute as safe and smooth as possible. They are responsible for concrete road pavement, asphalt rehabilitation, sidewalk repairs, and filling potholes. Using an asphalt paver allows them to rehabilitate our roads to provide a durable, smooth driving surface. Visit the Streets website.

Streets department stands by asphalt paver vehicle

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