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Posted on: August 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Works' Week in Review for August 10, 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:

Wastewater Department Performs Bar Screen Maintenance  

League City’s Wastewater Department performs preventive maintenance on key pieces of process equipment including bar screens. The bar screen is the first step of treatment and is used to collect large solid objects (rags, plastic, paper, metals, etc.) from wastewater and keep them from entering the treatment process. Recent inspections identified typical wear on components, which were replaced during scheduled maintenance. Scheduled maintenance activities ensure long term service life of critical equipment.

Long metal object with crane in background

Long metal step screen with crane in background

Hydraulic Line Maintenance

Fleet took on the challenge of removing two sizable hydraulic cylinders from a heavy-duty haul truck used to transport large excavators and other equipment essential for City operations.  After the cylinders have been removed, they will be sent off for rebuilding and then reinstalled.

Back of truck with red arrows pointing to tanks

What is the Best Way to Water Your Trees

(*Note: Watering is the #1 way to reduce tree stress in the hot summer months.*)

1. Check the current soil moisture by performing the “screwdriver test”—make sure that you can sink a 6-inch screwdriver easily and COMPLETELY into the soil (test a few areas under the tree canopy); adjust water accordingly to slowly buildup 6 inches of moist soil

2. Use a soaker hose, water hose, sprinkler, 5-gallon buckets, etc. to provide a slow-drip water application within the dripline (under the canopy)

Soaking hoses laid out in a circle on ground around a tree

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