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Posted on: July 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Works' Week in Review for July 27, 2023

People standing infront of building

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:

SCADA & PLC Upgrades at Dallas Salmon WWTP

The Wastewater Department is undergoing a Capitol Improvement Project (CIP) that addresses System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) upgrades and updated Programmable Logics Controller (PLC) at the Dallas Salmon Wastewater Treatment Plant. There are multiple PLC components that allow the control systems to communicate with each other and work in an automated capacity. Estimated completion of this project is the end of October 2023.

Maintenance Tech Checking Wiring on panel

Newly installed HMI screens on grey panel with knobs and red light on top

Streets, Stormwater, and Traffic Employee Recognition

Streets, Stormwater, and Traffic Staff continues to work on developing employee’s knowledge to ensure individual growth to meet the demands of today’s workplace. Christian Buxton and Severo Ybarra completed the in-house CDL training course that is now required prior to taking the Texas Department of Public Safety test.  Patrick Self, Street Supervisor, is a certified CDL trainer for Public Works and instructs individual and small groups as needed. In addition Christian Buxton also earned his Work Zone Traffic Control Certification from the International Municipal Signal Association.

City dump truck with hood open

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:

drinking water report

What's the fastest way to cool a hot car?

According to Findlay in Nevada, here's how to cool your car's interior more quickly:

  • Open windows and doors: As soon as you enter the car, roll down the windows and open the doors to allow the hot air to escape.
  • Use the "ventilation" mode: Set your car's air conditioning system to the "ventilation" mode initially. This mode draws in outside air without cooling it, helping to push out the hot air.
  • Direct hot air out: Adjust the air conditioning vents to face upward or toward the open windows. This helps direct the hot air out of the car.
  • Turn on the air conditioning: Once the initial hot air has been expelled, switch the air conditioning to the "recirculation" mode and turn it on to its maximum setting. This will cool the air being circulated inside the car more efficiently.
  • Lower the temperature gradually: It may be tempting to set the air conditioning to the lowest temperature right away, but it's generally more efficient to start with a slightly higher setting and gradually lower it as the car cools down. This prevents excessive strain on the air conditioning system.
  • Block direct sunlight: If possible, use sunshades or windshield covers to block sunlight from entering the car when parked. This helps to reduce the initial heat buildup and makes it easier to cool the car later.

Vehicle dash showing ninty-seven degree temperature

“What is Texas Sage?”

  • Native shrub with silvery-green foliage and lavender-purple blooms from Spring to Fall
  • WaterSmart plant (uses less water/drought tolerant)
  • Thrives in full sun; mature size is approximately 6 ft in height with a 5 ft spread
  • Wildlife beneficial: attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds

Check out the following website for more information on Texas Sage: 

Silvery green foliage with small lavender purple blooms

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