The Water and Wastewater Operations Division maintains over 1000 miles of water distribution and sewer collection lines. Some of this infrastructure dates from the 1920's.
The Division is a highly-trained service division. The safety program has been greatly upgraded with new equipment and an emphasis on training. The management philosophy is planning, communicating, delegating, and achieving. The members of the division are now being included in the direction, greatly enhancing the image of the division.
There are several different programs in place at this time:
Fire Hydrant program and replacement of old hydrants
Safety - Trenching and Confined Space and First Aid
Long Range Planning
Certifying personnel with the TCEQ
Rehabilitation of water and sewer lines
Televising wastewater lines
Manhole rehabilitation and construction
Replacement of large (14" and larger) valves
GPS locating and mapping of existing and new infrastructure
Operation and maintenance of wastewater and storm water lift stations
This division installs water and sewer taps for new services and repairs/replaces existing service taps.
The Water Wastewater Operations Division can do anything asked of it. They struggle with maintaining staff levels due to the "booming" economy.