Public Works

TRAFFIC ALERT:

S 32nd Street & 12th Avenue - Beginning Monday, January 11, 2021
The intersection of South 32nd Street & 12th Avenue will be closed for approximately four to six weeks for sewer main repairs.


NO WIPES IN THE PIPES!
  
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. 

With an influx of people using disinfectant wipes for sanitizing people are flushing more non-flushable items than normal. Non-flushable items are clogging the sewer lines. 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. Unclogging pipes is costly and time-consuming. If it is not toilet paper, put it in the garbage!

Public Works 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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