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The Maintenance and Operations Division is responsible for providing convenient and safe public streets, storm drainage, sanitary sewer, and facility maintenance services, as well as efficient City fleet management in support of operating departments.

Facility Maintenance

Maintains City-owned buildings by performing repairs, preventative maintenance and remodel project management. 

Fleet Management

Ensures vehicle reliability and safety of employees using City vehicles and heavy equipment, provides proactive and preventative maintenance and repair programs while maintaining regulatory compliance. 

Sewer and Storm System Maintenance

Provides an aggressive preventative maintenance program for aging sewer and storm drain systems to ensure proper operation, permit compliance and control of liability. 

Street Maintenance

Provides equipment and staffing for the operations and maintenance of the City of Reno streets.  In addition to providing pavement maintenance, staff is responsible for the street markings and signs for the City, street sweeping, parking meters, downtown maintenance and traffic signal operations within the City limits.  Staff also provides emergency support for snow and ice removal and flood control.

Vegetation Herbicide Application Spray Schedule

The City of Reno Public works Department (City) and Resource Concepts Inc. are currently in the process of reviewing its vegetation management practices to ensure that the practices are conducted in a responsible, safe and effective manner through the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs).  The City is tasked with the continuous management of vegetation growth throughout its extensive network of infrastructure including: drainage conveyances, detention basins, high hazard dams, roadway shoulders, medians, curbs, gutters and sidewalks.  The City applies herbicides at approximately 1,390 separate locations covering approximately 11,500,000 square feet. 

The goal of this effort is to manage the growth of the desired vegetation by controlling the undesired vegetation.  The City uses BMPs that maintain compliance with Federal, State and Local laws within the City's service territory.  Benefits include lessening the impact in flood events, maintaining normal ecological processes, enhancing wildlife habitat & forage, reducing soil erosion, maintaining property value, enhancing recreational opportunities, decreasing structural damage to buildings and roads and curtaining City maintenance costs.

Weather permitting, City of Reno staff will begin spraying  the week of June 18th through June 22, 2018 in the following locations:  Please note rainfall and high winds will delay our spraying efforts.

  • Stead area & North Valleys:
  • Lemmon Valley, Golden Valley, Panther Valley    
  • Huffaker area
  • North west areas (Ambassador, Mae Anne, 7th area)
  • Virginia Street north of McCarran

The crews will be spraying drainage areas for weed and flood control.  You may see City staff hand-spraying or truck-spraying.

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For questions or concerns within the City of Reno, please contact: 

Reno Direct 
Phone: 775-334-4636
Fax: 775-334-3124
TDD: 775-333-7701 
RenoDirect@reno.gov