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Public Works - Spotlights

Posted on: May 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Works' Week in Review for May 18, 2023

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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:

Recycle Center Activities

We are excited to see League City residents using the League City Recycle Center located at 1535 Dickinson Ave. With the increase in usage, we periodically have an employee man the recycle center to educate residents on the Do’s and Don’ts of recycling.

When the recycling bins are contaminated with plastic bags, pizza boxes, food waste and other non-recyclable items, like carpet, automotive parts, and wood shelves, the recycle bins must be taken to the landfill. When the recycling bins are used properly each load goes to the recycling plant to be sorted and processed.

Please visit the League City Trash and Recycle page at for more information on recyclable items to help us ensure all bins make it to the recycling plant.

Closed Gate at Recycling Center with traffic cones

Booster Pump Station - Corrosion Control 

Part of the Water Production Department’s Annual Preventive Maintenance Program is exterior corrosion control (painting/coating) of water pipes. Painting the yard piping is important in keeping the pipes from corroding and deteriorating by being exposed to the environment’s harsh elements.  By doing this type of preventive maintenance this ensures that the station remains in good operating condition, as well as maintaining good aesthetics of the Water Production Station.  

Employee prepping pipe for new paint

Pipe prepped for painting

Pipe painted with new paint

Police Interceptors 

The City of League City is replacing four (4) 2013 police interceptors with 2023 models. The new units are being outfitted with emergency lights, sirens, electronic equipment, and decals. These four vehicles have over 130,000 miles with high usage and operate on a 24/7 basis.  The older units will be retired as we phase in the new units, and we will prepare these units either for auction or to be repurposed.  The preparation for auction requires the removal of sensitive equipment and decals.    

Dark colored League City police vehicle

Wooly Bear Caterpillar

  • This caterpillar is the larva of the Great (or Giant) Leopard Moth—which is the largest eastern tiger moth
  • Large caterpillars are covered in stiff black bristles with red intersegmental stripes
  • Mature caterpillars grow to 3 inches long 
  • May curl up as a defensive position (similar to a roly poly/pillbug)
  • DOESN’T sting or bite but bristles can irritate sensitive skin
  • Caterpillars feed on a variety of plants and vegetative debris but aren’t considered a nuisance in the garden

 Check out the following website for more information on Wooly Bear Caterpillars:

Caterpillar with black bristles with red stripes sitting on leaf

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