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Posted on: September 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Works' Week in Review for September 7, 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:

Return Activated Sludge (RAS) Pump Capital Improvement Project 

The Dallas Salmon Wastewater Treatment Plant is undergoing a capital improvement project on the Return Activated Sludge (RAS) pumping system. This system moves biosolids that have settled in secondary clarifiers, back into the aeration basins to mix with incoming wastewater for effective utilization of microorganisms. Replacing the pumps and piping will improve the pumping capability, efficiency of the pumping system, and aid in optimizing the biological treatment process. 

Metal Covered Pump Station with three grey pipes

Metal Covered Pump Station with four Red and Blue colored pipes


Public Works Department helps Neighborhood Services to Rectify Code Infractions

The Neighborhood Services Department relies on help from the Public Works Vegetation Management Division to rectify code infractions, not corrected by the property owner, by mowing properties that have been deemed in violation of the City’s Ordinances and Codes. Many plants are struggling to grow in the summer heat and drought conditions, but some herbaceous plants will tolerate and grow creating unsightly landscapes. Code Compliance Officers patrol all the neighborhoods throughout League City to make sure all properties are complying, which helps to keep League City beautiful.

If the property next to yours has overgrown vegetation and weeds, contact Neighborhood Services directly at 281-554-1480 or online using the Request Tracker: https://www.leaguecitytx.gov/requesttracker.aspx to report the violation. Once a violation request is generated, a League City Code Enforcement Officer will be dispatched to investigate the complaint. 

For more information, visit https://www.leaguecitytx.gov/2603/Code-Compliance.

Overgrown Area with tall grass and brushes

Mowed Area with Employee standing by Truck and Tractor


Vehicle Maintenance Showcases Carpentry Skills

Fleet mechanic doesn’t just handle maintenance and repairs on automotive and heavy equipment.  Currently one of the senior mechanics is showing their carpentry skills by rebuilding a rotted-out trailer bed. 

City Worker on a Utility Trailer fixing the wood floor


Southern Pine Bark Beetle:

  • Dark brown/black beetles are 1/16-3/16 inch in length
  • Trees are diagnosed by S-shaped galleries under the bark
  • Beetles attack stressed/dying Pine trees; work on reducing stress (WATER!)

Check out the following websites for more information on Pine Bark Beetles: https://texasinsects.tamu.edu/southern-pine-bark-beetle/

Dark brown beetle on a green stem

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