City of League City, TX

06/13/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/12/2024 23:24

Public Works' Week in Review for June 13, 2024

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:

Hurricane Preparedness Safety Meeting and Training

The Public Works Streets, Stormwater, and Traffic Divisions recently conducted their annual Hurricane Preparedness Training. Every year as part of the Storm Emergency Preparedness Plan all employees attend a safety meeting and training session to go over the Hurricane plan. This helps staff plan for and know what to expect before, during, and after a storm so they are prepared. The operation plan can be utilized in all types of severe weather events such as the recent storms that League City has experienced. The operational plan has multiple parts, the first two sections cover the Planning Timeline and the Emergency Operation Center Plan for Public Works. The following sections discuss the operating procedures for Public Works Employees during emergencies. Then the final sections are updated contact lists of all Public Works Employees and the Emergency Conditions forms.

Preparation for Summer Water Leaks

The Line Repair Department is getting stocked up and ready to meet the demand that comes with the summer heat. This is the time of year that water leaks start popping up and our crews are ready to assist. The most common areas these leaks occur are near the residential meters from roots and the ground shifting. We have repair technicians ready to assist with system needs and customer inquiries. You can report standing or running water to 281-554-1390- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we will help to find a resolution.

Prevent P-Trap Odors

The City of League City Wastewater Department would like to remind you that if you notice sewer smells in your home, a dried-up P-trap might be the problem. P-traps are located under sinks, toilets, showers, and bathtubs. They can dry out over time due to factors like wind, temperature changes, and not using them often. To fix this, pour some water into the P-trap, add a cup of bleach, wait for 15 minutes, and then flush it with water. This will clean the P-trap and eliminate the odor.

New Fleet Addition for Traffic

The City of League City's new grapple truck was ordered in 2022. After almost two years, it has finally arrived. Public Works is excited to put it to good use. Since hurricane season is upon us this grapple truck will be a great asset for cleanup if needed. The grapple truck is equipped with a knuckle boom crane that will be useful for picking up debris and hauling bulky waste.

What is Spanish Moss?

Spanish Moss can be seen "hanging out" in trees around town (especially in areas near the creek). Despite its name, Spanish Moss is not moss-it's actually a moisture-loving bromeliad that "catches" its nutrients from the air. Heavy coverage may be seen on trees in decline, but Spanish Moss doesn't kill trees-it just takes advantage of increased sunlight as the canopy foliage disappears.

Check out the following website for more information on Spanish Moss: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/natural-resources/sustainability-spanish-moss/