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Posted on: June 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Works' Week in Review for June 29, 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:

2023 Drinking Water Quality Report

The Drinking Water Quality Report is intended to provide water system customers with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the City’s water system to provide safe and regulatory compliant drinking water. The 2023 Drinking Water Quality Report represents the time period of January 1 to December 31, 2022.

 Additional information includes:

  • List of potential contaminants 
  • League City’s drinking water sources 
  • How to conserve water, and
  • The EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline

For questions about the City’s Drinking Water Quality Report or to report taste, odor, or other water quality issues, please contact Tommy Arredondo, Public Works Utility Manager at (281) 554-1041. 

 The 2023 Drinking Water Quality Report is available here:

Tour of the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility

On June 20th, the Wastewater Department held a tour at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility for the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) Southeast Section Summer Intern Program. Approximately 15-20 young professionals interested in a career pertaining to wastewater treatment toured the facility to learn how the process functions and about day-to-day operations.

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New Arrival to Public Works Fleet

The Public Works Streets, Stormwater, and Traffic Department received training on the recently acquired Caterpillar 430 Backhoe. A Caterpillar representative came to the Public Works Operation Center to inform staff of the proper maintenance and operation of the new backhoe. 

The new backhoe replaces a machine that served the department approximately 20 years. Backhoes are one of the most versatile tools in the City’s heavy equipment fleet. Department operators are appreciative of the City’s acquisition.

Public Works Employee Standing on Side of Back Hoe for Training

State Vehicles Inspections Handled In-House

Thanks to the dedication of Tim Hughes, a senior mechanic with Fleet, general vehicle state inspections are now being handled in-house once again. For the past 15 years, Fleet has been performing state inspections in-house, however the two licensed state inspectors on staff recently left the City to move on to new opportunities.

Thanks to Tim’s dedication he was able to complete the training and testing requirements to obtain his license and state inspections can once again be performed onsite for City owned fleet vehicles.

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What is a Yellownecked Caterpillar? 

  • Caterpillars grow up to 2 inches long and have yellow and black stripes that run the length of their bodies; they have a solid black head and a yellow collar around their necks
  • DOESN’T sting or bite
  • They are defoliators of Oaks and usually appear in early Summer; however, they rarely kill healthy trees
  • Produce a large amount of frass (caterpillar poop) that covers driveways, sidewalks, decks, etc.

Check out the following website for more information on Yellownecked Caterpillars:

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