This department is responsible for the maintenance of all storm drainage systems within the city. We repair and replace damaged structures and sections of storm drainage pipes as needed. We also make improvements to existing systems to improve the drainage of flood prone areas. All field personnel perform these functions with the use of backhoes, dozers, grader, dump trucks, and other light equipment. In certain cases involving structure blockages, the department uses a 1,000-gallon pressurized drain cleaning truck to remove these restrictions.
This contract is bid each year for the purpose of major storm drainage and concrete improvements, which require manpower and equipment that exceed departmental capabilities. These projects consist of major storm drainage installations, curb and gutter replacements, and sidewalk renovations. This contract ranges from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000, based on need. Our Senior Public Works Inspector administers this contract with the aid of one part time inspector.