The Department of Utilities will soon 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 Magpie and Union House creeks, as well as ditches near Niños Parkway and near I-80 in the north eastern portion of the city.
The work performed will include vegetation management, levee repairs, removing sediment and debris that can cause localized flooding, removing debris blocking service roads, and repairing fencing.
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 workers 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.
“Resources and support will be provided to the most vulnerable members of our community while our partners in the Department of Utilities make sure our critical infrastructure receives the maintenance that it needs,” said Benjamin Worrall, social services manager for the Department of Community Response. “The Department of Community Response will be reaching out to those experiencing homelessness, providing referral and connection to safe and stable programs in the community.”
Below is a chart of when work is scheduled to be performed: