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Public Works

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The Public Works Department provides municipal services through three divisions: Engineering, Maintenance and Operations, and Utilities.
The department is responsible for capital improvements, maintenance of the city's transportation and utility infrastructure, city-owned buildings, city-owned fleet and machinery, and trash and recycling collection for single family residences.  The Department also manages drinking water resources, and operates a water treatment plant and a wastewater treatment plant.

Public Works Divisions

Engineering Division

The Engineering Division is responsible for a majority of capital improvement programs and special projects, annual contracting, right of way permitting, water management and planning, and the city's stormwater program. 

Key services are accomplished through three sections:

  • Engineering is responsible for the planning, design and construction of capital improvement programs, and right of way (ROW) inspection and permitting.
  • Water Resources is responsible for the city's water rights accounting and acquisition, and for coordinating water conservation programs.
  • Stormwater Management is responsible for administering the city's stormwater permit and implementing programs to reduce the discharge  of pollutants into the stormwater collection system.

Maintenance and Operations Division
The Maintenance and Operations Division is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of the city's infrastructure.  The city has 106 center lane miles of roadway network, 182 miles of water line, 138 miles of sanitary sewer system, and 25 miles of storm line.  This division also manages the fleet of city vehicles, city facilities, and provides trash and recycling services to all residential customers.  

Key services are provided through five sections:

  • Facilities Maintenance is responsible for the maintenance and repair of city buildings.
  • Fleet Maintenance is responsible for the maintenance and repair of city vehicles and equipment.
  • Street Services is responsible for snow plowing, street sweeping, asphalt patching, crack sealing, lane striping, street signs, and maintenance of stormwater inlets.
  • Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the city's water and sewer infrastructure, including appurtenances such as valves, service connections, water meters, and fire hydrants.
  • Sanitation is responsible for trash and recycling collection at single family residences.  This service also includes special pick ups of bulky items, a yard waste disposal facility, and two recycling drop-off locations.

Utilities Division
The Utilities Division is responsible for providing a clean, safe and dependable supply of drinking water to the city.  In addition, the division is responsible for the treatment of wastewater that meets environmental and regulatory standards.  The city owns and manages a water treatment plant and a wastewater treatment plant, four elevated water storage tanks, ten lift stations, and one booster station. 

Key services are provided through five sections:

  • Water Operations is responsible for the treatment of the city's drinking water under the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the operation of the city's water distribution system.  Water Operations also acts as the city's 24-hour emergency call center.
  • Laboratory Operations is responsible for the chemical and microbiological analysis of the city's raw water, drinking water, and wastewater. Additionally, this section monitors federal and state regulatory activities that may impact both the drinking water and wastewater operations. The city's laboratory is certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for drinking water analysis.
  • Electrical and Mechanical Services provides maintenance and support for the Water Treatment Facility, Wastewater Treatment Plant, booster station, and wastewater lift stations.
  • Wastewater Operations is responsible for the treatment of the city's wastewater under the requirements of the Clean Water Act.
  • Industrial Pretreatment is responsible for ensuring that the city's collection system and wastewater treatment plant are protected from industrial activities. This section also oversees the cross-connection control program.

Related Information
Department Organization Chart

Kent Kisselman, P.E. 

Director of Public Works

Rob Webber
Operations Manager

Jason Hensel
Utilities Manager