740 E. Hunt St.
ABOUT PUBLIC WORKS
Public Works Department supports, coordinates and assists three operating departments within the Public Works Division in their efforts to attain and maintain an acceptable level of service to the community. These three department consist of Water, Wastewater, and Streets. They ensure streets, drainage systems, water and sewer systems are designed and constructed to operate and function properly, safely and efficiently.
The Public Works Division has the responsibility to provide essential services to the entire community that is utilized every day by every citizen. This includes producing and distributing a safe drinking water supply; collecting and safely treating the generated wastewater; and collecting and safely disposing of all the solid waste generated by the citizens and businesses of Pleasanton according to state/federal regulations.
The Public Works Division also provides the necessary services of street maintenance, engineering support services for City operations, drainage issues, reuse water facilities, permitting and inspection of our growing business community.
When prioritizing needed projects, the City considers a number of factors including the system’s age, current condition and the number of reported repairs or failures. Through long range planning, the City evaluates future needs; however specific budgets and project plans are adopted each year on a one-year appropriation basis. The public plays an important role throughout the annual budget process by attending City council meetings and budget work shops.
These crews pave and maintain City streets, mow right of way entrances into the City, and work to improve drainage structures.
The Department of Utilities builds, maintains, and improves the City’s water and sewer infrastructure, which includes a vast network of pipes, pump stations, water plants, storage facilities, wastewater treatment plants and lift stations.
City of Pleasanton Wastewater Treatment Plant has an activated sludge process. This is a biological process in which naturally occurring living microorganisms (bacteria, protozoa, tiny plants and animals) are maintained at a very high population level. This process promotes the formation of biological masses that clump together by adhesion and settle to the bottom forming “sludge.” (Read more)
The Engineering department is responsible for the implementation of all design and construction infrastructure projects for the City of Pleasanton. Primarily the Department is responsible for construction management and technical engineering of the city's infrastructure. This includes the following:
- Water production and distribution system
- Wastewater treatment and collection system
- Drainage Projects
- Street projects
- Flood management