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:
Dewatering Press Pilot Study at Southwest Water Reclamation Facility
The Wastewater Department is taking part in a volute dewatering press pilot study at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility. The volute dewatering press is a new variation of a screw press, which provides dewatering by conveying sludge along the inside of a permeable cylinder. Pilot tests are a great way for operators to see new technology in action and see how it could improve efficiency to the wastewater operations.
Bridge Maintenance and Repairs
TxDOT’s Routine Bridge Maintenance Program is not only to inspect the bridges they maintain but also inspect the “off system” bridges which are bridges maintained by the City of League City. Last year TxDOT sent a bridge report to League City Public Works of minor items that needed to be addressed at multiple locations.
The Streets, Stormwater and Traffic crews are nearing completion of all repairs to League City’s bridge infrastructure that was reported. The types of issues reported were roadway repairs, slope repairs, signage faded or missing, and guardrail repairs. Once completed League City staff will send all before and after pictures and a report of the work completed to TxDOT for review.
Fleet Staff attends the Government Fleet Expo and Conference in Dallas, TX
Wesley Baker and Roger Howard attended the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) May 22nd through May 25th at the Kay Baily Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX. The GFX is the largest annual conference for public fleets in the nation and provides an opportunity to learn from the industry’s top public fleet professionals from across the country; connect and share ideas; and learn new strategies for efficiency, increasing returns on investment and cutting costs.
What is Spanish Moss?
Spanish Moss can be seen “hanging out” in trees around town (especially in areas near the creek). Despite its name, Spanish Moss is not moss—it’s actually a moisture-loving bromeliad that “catches” its nutrients from the air. Heavy coverage may be seen on trees in decline, but Spanish Moss doesn’t kill trees—it just takes advantage of increased sunlight as the canopy foliage disappears.
Check out the following website for more information on Spanish Moss: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/natural-resources/sustainability-spanish-moss/