The Department of Utilities soon will begin maintenance work along critical infrastructure in the City’s flood control system.
This maintenance will be similar to the critical infrastructure work the City performed over the past year and is expected to take up to six weeks to complete.
Work soon will be performed in the following areas:
- Morrison, Magpie, Union House, and Laguna creeks
- I-80 north and south ditches
- North 7th Street Basin
The work will include removing debris that can cause localized flooding, removing debris blocking service roads, repairing fencing and ditches as well as inspecting and repairing banks and levees.
Utilities staff are working closely with the City Manager’s Office, City Attorney’s Office and the Department of Community Response to ensure the safety and well-being of City staff and those camping in impacted areas.
The Department of Community Response will be coordinating with local service providers to perform outreach and connect people with services. Multiple outreach and notification efforts for the upcoming work will occur before its start date.
“Department of Community Response outreach teams are visiting each site where the Department of Utilities has work to do and talking with the unhoused people who may be staying nearby,” Nick Golling, the City’s manager of homeless services. “We will offer them the resources we have available at the time and make sure they understand that, for their own safety, they need to be outside of the work zone while the work is being done. We have great compassion for people experiencing homelessness. At the same time, the work the Department of Utilities needs to do is critical for the safety and wellbeing of our whole community.”
Below is a schedule of the critical infrastructure maintenance work: