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Public Works

The Public Works Department offers many services to City's residents and visitors. We design, operate and maintain city-owned facilities, sewer, storm drain, and road infrastructure. Citizen's come to us for things like traffic issues, road closures, and snow removal. We work closely with developers, businesses, and other agencies on pollution prevention, environmental control and storm water management. We take part in flood mitigation and river restoration.

The Public Works Department offers many services to the public. Our team designs, operates and maintains every city-owned facility and the utility infrastructure. Citizens come to us for things like  and to take a look at Reno's road closures and snow removal schedule. We also work closely with developers, businesses, and other agencies on pollution prevention, environmental control, stormwater management, and Low Impact Development. We evaluate bridge visioning options and take part in flood mitigation and river restoration. We maintain and operate the city's sanitary sewer system and lines.

Important Contact

John Flansberg, P.E., Director
1 E. First Street, Reno, NV 89501
P.O. Box 1900, Reno, NV 89505
Ph. 775-334-2350 Fax 775-334-2490

We are made up of five key divisions, which are detailed below.

Capital Projects - Provides capital project planning, design, construction management and inspection of all City capital projects, excluding sanitary rehabilitation and treatment plant projects and oversees the City's Streets Strategic Plan and Street Rehabilitation Projects.

Wastewater Infrastructure/Plants & Environmental Services - Maintains and operates the City's water reclamation facilities, reuse program, and sewer infrastructure.  Provides flood management, houses Environmental Control program, implementation of the Truckee Meadows storm water program and Truckee River watershed management including Coordinated Truckee River monitoring, Low Impact Development (LID), tributary assessments and river restoration projects.

Green Initiative - Enhances the City's efforts to reduce its impact on the environment and provide leadership in the community to encourage residents and businesses to join in this effort.

Maintenance & Operations - Provides convenient and safe public rights-of-way, storm & sanitary sewer systems, facility maintenance services, and efficient City fleet management in support of operating departments, through cost effective planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining of public facilities and physical assets.

Traffic Engineering - Operates the City's system of signalized intersections, school flashers and computerized traffic signal operating system; Provides design and operational analysis services for traffic control improvements, and administers Neighborhood Safety, Traffic Calming Program, Parking Issues, Citizen Traffic Requests, and Road Closure Information.

The Virginia Street Bridge Project Starts May 2014. Learn more by clicking the image below. 

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