City of League City, TX

05/16/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/15/2024 23:18

Public Works' Week in Review for May 16, 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:

Third St. Booster Pump Station Repairs

Water Production operators reported leaking water around the booster pump base. After isolating the leak and digging down to the suction line pipe, it was found that the line had severe corrosion which caused a hole in the pipe. With the assistance of a contractor, crews removed both corroded suction lines and a leaking discharge line and replaced them with new pipe and valves. These repairs were made the lines were disinfected and bacteriological samples were taken to ensure regulatory compliance.


This week Fleet is performing maintenance on a 2012 Gradall. This unit was scheduled for service and repairs. After the service was performed the mechanics exchanged the rollers to ensure the machine performed even cuts while digging ditches, they also repaired a minor hydraulic leak. These repairs are necessary to ensure the machine is in optimal operating condition as peak season approaches.

Wooly Bear Caterpillar:

  • This caterpillar is the larva of the Great (or Giant) Leopard Moth-which is the largest eastern tiger moth
  • Large caterpillars are covered in stiff black bristles with red intersegmental stripes
  • Mature caterpillars grow to 3 inches long
  • May curl up as a defensive position (similar to a roly poly/pillbug)
  • DOESN'T sting or bite but bristles can irritate sensitive skin
  • Caterpillars feed on a variety of plants and vegetative debris but aren't considered a nuisance in the garden

Check out the following website for more information on Wooly Bear Caterpillars:

Fig. 1: Wooly Bear Caterpillar

Fig. 2: Great Leopard Moth