Engineering & Environmental Services

Current Engineering Projects Under Construction


The Department of Engineering & Environmental Services is comprised of 43 employees, 33 in the Engineering Division & 10 in Environmental Services.

Division of Engineering

Duties & Responsibilities

The City Engineer is responsible for all design and construction activity on streets, drainage, water and sewer projects done for the City. This includes plans for the construction, repair and improvement of streets, sidewalks, alleys, storm sewers, drains, street lighting, wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems, wastewater treatment and water purification plants. This division provides plan reviews and site inspections on private development projects to assure that City construction standards are met. The division also provides information on flood hazard areas, floodplain management and property descriptions. 

Included in the Division of Engineering are the Office of Property Management, Contract and GIS Sections. The GIS Section creates updates and maintains all city GIS utilities and political boundaries, educates other city departments in the use of GIS technology, creates custom applications for other departments, and acts as a GIS liason between IT and other city departments. The Contract Section prepares all capital project design, professional service, construction and commodity contracts and change orders for all departments. 

Division of Environmental Services

Duties & Responsibilities

The Environmental Services Office was originally created to serve as an independent quality control agency and regulatory monitoring authority for the Water and Sewerage Department.

The role of the office has expanded, and now includes providing regulatory/ environmental guidance and assistance to all City departments. In addition, the Environmental Services Office oversees the City’s Brownfields and energy efficiency programs; air quality improvement initiatives; city-owned underground storage tank monitoring and compliance; Cross Lake Watershed management program; and the City’s storm water and industrial pre-treatment programs.