Additional Public Works Maintenance
The City currently contracts street sweeping with a private company to sweep over 300 curb-miles on a weekly basis. There is one full-time employee who performs maintenance on the Valley Mall sidewalks, streets, facades, freeways and railroad underpasses.
Street Truck Crew
When debris is deposited unlawfully on public property, crews remove and dispose of these items. These items include furniture, appliances and other waste. Weed abatement on public property, alleyways and major thoroughfares is also performed on a regular basis by City crews and part-time employees through the Community Relations Office.
Traffic Signal Maintenance
This Department is comprised of an Electrician’s Helper and a Maintenance Worker. Traffic signal maintenance includes the signals and their timing for smooth traffic flow during peak rush hours. Repairs include, but are not limited to, pedestrian crossing buttons, poles, wire-pull boxes, light bulbs, etc. All City-owned street lights are also maintained by this crew.
A four-man crew currently maintains over 7,500 trees on City easements. This includes trimming healthy trees, removing diseased or dead trees, and maintenance to trees damaged as a result of traffic accidents, vandalism, or acts of nature. This crew also replaces trees as needed.
This Department is maintained by a Water Systems Supervisor, Senior Water Shift Operator, three Water Shift Operators and a Meter Reader/Repairer. The City currently owns and operates a water system which encompasses the central business district and parts of the northwestern and southern Portions of the City. There are approximately 3,460 active services which serve approximately 22,700 persons. Currently there are Six deep wells, one 1,000,000 gallon reservoir and a 200,000 gallon elevated tank utilized to serve this water supply. Revenue to support the Water Fund is exclusively from the sale of water. In addition to supplying potable water to its customers, the Department is responsible for providing fire protection to the community. This crew is also on a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week stand-by rotation to ensure emergency response and to ensure safe potable drinking water.
To learn more, visit the Water Department.
The Wastewater Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of 8 sewage lift stations, 125 miles of mainline sewer pipeline, and 2687 manholes. This department has recently acquired a new Vactor 2100 Jet Rodder truck for cleaning the system’s main lines, as well as a new state of the art Cues Industries camera truck to assist with the video inspection and recording of the mainlines. This crew is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make emergency repairs as needed through a stand-by program.
The Public Works Maintenance Division supplies sand and sandbags to residents for use during extreme rain conditions. Crews are available on a 24-hours basis to barricade streets in case of emergencies, accidents, flooding, community parades and events, etc. Crews maintain the overhead street banners and holiday street lamp decorations. Crews are available to assist other City Departments when requested for community events, elections and any other projects.