The Public Works Department is made up of various sub-departments including Fleet, Line Repair, Streets/Stormwater and Traffic, Wastewater, and Water. Each week, over 100 employees are responsible for the maintenance, monitoring, and improvement of existing and new infrastructure across League City which includes everything from roadways and traffic lights to storm drains, sewers, and water production.
Below are some tips and projects they are working on:
Public Outreach Events – National Drinking Water Week
AWWA’s National Drinking Water Week, May 7th through May 13th recognizes the vital role water plays in our daily lives. The Water Production Department reached out to the community to educated them about the importance of conserving water. Water Production staff attended several public outreach events that included Home Depot and Helen Hall Library. The “Wings Along the Water” has been postponed due the rain.
Wastewater Department – New Employee Training
The Wastewater Department has hired several new operations employees over the past few months. Wastewater Department operators cross-train between the two treatments plants and 77 lift stations. Department staff strengthens their weather-related response capabilities by cross-training to ensure that properly trained personnel are available for inclement weather events such as hurricanes, freezes, and extreme rain events.
Newport Ditch Vegetation Removal
League City Public Works Stormwater Division maintains many miles of concrete lined outfall ditches throughout the City. These open channel ditches collect all types of vegetation and debris and over time have accumulate silt buildups that must be removed. A multitude of heavy equipment including excavators, front end loaders, and skid steers with buckets are utilized to remove debris and silt.
The pictures below were taken at the Newport outfall ditch located on the west side of the City. Citizens reported a concern about the vegetation buildup and stormwater crews were dispatched to remove the vegetation and silt buildup.
Kinloch Equipment Training City Staff on Vactor Truck
On May 9, Fleet coordinated with Kinloch Equipment to provide some onsite training on the City’s 2100 series Vactor JetRod Truck. The Vactor truck is used to clean sanitary and storm sewer pipe and can also apply water at high pressure to remove sewer system blockages. This informative training was comprised of proper operations and preventative maintenance aimed towards preventing costly breakdowns along with the safety aspects for the users.