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Posted on: May 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Works' Week in Review for May 25, 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:

Annual Fire Flow Testing Program

Water Production and contracted personnel have started the annual fire flow testing program on 1,500 hydrants at various locations throughout the city. Along with the flow test, hydrants are inspected and flushed. Benefits of performing these tasks include identification of hydrants in dis-repair, confirmation of hydrant performance, and update of the City’s hydrant maintenance program. This program includes approximately 5,000 hydrants that are currently on a 3.5-year flow testing cycle.

This is a very important program to ensure reliability and functionality of the fire hydrants for firefighting capabilities and for our water distribution system. If any resident has any concerns, please contact our office at 281-554-1041.

Man kneeling infront of open fire hydrant with man standing in street

Stormwater Outfall Pipe Repair on League City Parkway

Stormwater crews completed cleaning Brittany Bay Ditch that runs in the center of League City PKWY during the week of Spring Break. Upon completion of this work city staff discovered a sinkhole was beginning to form around a storm sewer manhole on the eastbound side of the road across from Fir Tree Dr. While performing this work crews found that the Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) was badly deteriorated and had collapsed, creating a sinkhole. The City contracted the replacement of the CMP pipe with High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe and will complete the work with slope paving this week.

Concrete drainage wall with pipe sticking out

Maintenance on High-Water Vehicles

In preparation for hurricane season, Fleet has initiated an evaluation and assessment of our high-water units.  This is our standard operating procedure. Our high-water units are essential in assisting with rescues, transportation, damage assessments, and ready to assets in mutual aid. 

Cammo colored high water police vehicle with tarp over bed

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

  • This caterpillar is the larva of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly
  • Caterpillars are green with black bands and yellow spots and grow to 2 inches long 
  • DOESN’T sting or bite 
  • Host plants for this caterpillar are: Carrot, Parsley, Dill, Fennel, and Rue

Check out the following website for more information on Black Swallowtail Caterpillars: A green with black bands and yellow spots caterpillar on a small leaf

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