Utility Operations provides operation, maintenance and repair to the Water Distribution, Raw Water Delivery, Storm Drainage and Wastewater Collection Systems. The Division also provides certain support activities for the Engineering and Water Quality divisions.
System operation personnel, in their daily routine, perform duties which include adjustments and maintenance of pumping and pressure reducing stations; maintenance and repair of treated and raw water reservoirs; maintenance of manholes, fire hydrants, valves and easements; and the maintenance and repair of nearly 730 miles of combined water and wastewater lines.
The Public Works & Natural Resources Department in cooperation with Parks and Storm Drainage operates as a "Tier Two" memberships with Utility Notification Center of Colorado (UNCC). This has enabled the Public Works & Water Utilities Department and these Community Development Divisions to provide a better service for locating their utilities. The customer makes one phone call to the City of Longmont Public Works & Natural Resources Department who then coordinates locating for water, sewer, storm and City irrigation laterals. The Hansen data base system currently being used by both Water Utilities and Storm Drainage, facilitates the scheduling and location of work. The program has received positive feedback from contractors, residential customers and UNCC. UNCC is also considering using our program as a model and recommending it to other communities.
The construction of a 20 bay vehicle and equipment building and the remodel of the Utility Center was completed in 2003. The remodel of the Utility Center allowed better customer service and security for both the employees as well as the customers. The design of the building and area incorporated principals from CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environment Design) identified in the evaluation of the facility. The 20 bay vehicle building will allow safe, secure and heated storage for such equipment as vacuum/jet trucks, backhoes, TV van, shoring, etc.
The Public Works & Natural Resources Department has conducted an in house evaluation of security practices and needs. The result has led to taking some immediate steps to increase security of facilities and the changing/updating of some operating procedures. Additionally, amendments to the Clean Water Act require a vulnerability assessment and risk management plan (2003) included a more comprehensive look at the facilities and procedures in use and was completed ahead of the deadlines imposed by the Clean Water Act.
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March 30, 2012
City of Longmont Public Works and Natural Resources