The City’s Department of Utilities soon will be performing critical-infrastructure maintenance in these areas

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 has performed in past years and is expected to take several weeks to complete.

Work will soon be performed at Elder, Florin, Morrison and Strawberry creeks, a ditch near I-80, and the Sacramento River near Miller Park and near Riverside Boulevard.

The work performed will include vegetation management, removing debris that can cause localized flooding, removing debris blocking service roads, repairing fencing and ditches as well as inspecting banks.

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.

“City departments are working in collaboration to not only help ensure success of the projects, but also to use the opportunity to connect with and provide resources to vulnerable members of our community,” said Nick Golling, the City’s Homeless Services Manager. “The Department of Community Response will be working ahead of the Department of Utilities to provide resources in an effort to help people find placement in safe and stable programs in our community.”

Here is a schedule of when work will be performed:

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