Public Works

NO WIPES IN THE PIPES! 

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REMINDER: Please only flush toilet paper!

The trash racks at the sanitary pumping stations throughout the city pull out all of the trash before pushing liquid through to be treated. This photo was taken at one of our trash racks on March 25th.

With an influx of people using disinfectant wipes for sanitizing, combined with a perceived shortage of toilet paper, people are flushing more non-flushable items than normal.

Non-flushable items are clogging the sewer lines. Unclogging pipes is costly and time-consuming. If it is not toilet paper, put it in the garbage!

Toilet paper breaks down in water, but other items, including flushable wipes and ramen noodle packaging, do not. Even if the package states “flushable,” the item can still clog the sewer line.

Do not flush anything other than human waste and toilet paper including:

• Wipes of any kind (even those labeled flushable)
• Cigarettes or cigarette butts
• Condoms
• Cotton swabs or cotton balls
• Diapers
• Facial tissue
• Feminine hygiene products
• Napkins or paper towels
• Shop towels
• Towels or rags
• Wrappers or any packaging



Overview


The Public Works Department is the second largest city department with 127 employees. 

The Public Works Director oversees all the divisions within the department. The Engineering Division oversees Engineering, Right-of-Way, and Water Pollution Control. The Operations Division oversees Streets, Sewers, Traffic, Equipment Maintenance, Facilities Maintenance, Central Stores, and Recycling. 

Public Works Organizational Structure Chart


Awards


The Council Bluffs Public Works Department was one of three public works departments nationwide to be selected to receive the American Public Works Association 2014 National Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award.

Council Bluffs Snow and Ice Control Award





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