Friday, September 29, 2023

May 21-25 is National Public Works Week!

Happy National Public Works Week, Southlake! Did you know there are actually seven divisions that make up Southlake Public Works? To celebrate, we want to share some interesting facts about our team below.

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Did you know that Southlake’s Streets & Drainage team manages the maintenance of 200 miles of roadway and 40 miles of stormwater channels? This Division works closely with Southlake’s Transportation Division, which oversees eight traffic signals and more than 5,500 roadway signs. Both of these operations divisions often work nights, weekends and holidays, all to keep our City’s infrastructure in tip-top shape! Learn more about them here.

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Southlake’s Water Utilities Division oversees the maintenance of 2,700 fire hydrants, 7,300 water valves and more than 280 miles of water line. The Water Utilities crews utilize wireless technology and networked data communications systems to manage the flow of millions of gallons of water per day, all to ensure that high-quality water is available whenever you need it! These crews will often work nights, weekends and holidays, to maintain high water quality levels and repair water leaks. Find out more about this team here.

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Curious about how many miles of sanitary sewer lines there are in the City? We have more than 200 miles of sanitary sewer line and 14 lift station facilities (which are used to assist in wastewater flow) and the Wastewater Division is ready to maintain and repair all of it. These crews annually clean out all of the City’s sewer lines, repair lift stations and inspect manholes to ensure that wastewater will continue to flow in an efficient and safe manner. The division also works with local restaurants to proactively maintain grease traps and prevent potential system blockages or overflows. Just like all of our Operations crews, it’s not uncommon for this team to work nights, weekends and holidays to make repairs and keep Southlake clean! Get more information about this team here.

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Ever wonder what Southlake’s Environmental Coordinator does? She works alongside our Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Divisions to ensure that all operations are performed within Federal and State environmental guidelines. She also works with regional and state agencies on initiatives such as stormwater pollution prevention, resolving illicit chemical discharges and other environmental protection programs. The City’s Environmental Coordinator is ready to go around the clock, always prepared to respond to an environmental concern! Learn more about her job here.

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Did you know that Southlake’s Engineering Services Division is part of Public Works? Yes, our civil engineers and construction inspectors work closely with developers, various types of consultants, franchise utility providers, other governmental agencies, contractors and the City’s Operations staff to oversee the expansion of our public infrastructure, including but not limited to: roadways, water and sewer lines, and stormwater facilities, to ensure they are built in compliance with City, state and federal standards.  Southlake’s Civil Engineers also review drainage concerns for residents and commercial stakeholders within the City. For more information, click here.