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Public Works Department

Administration and Engineering
300 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 573-3150
Field Services
1472 Service Road
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 573-3350
Water Services
1472 Service Road
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 573-3375
City of Tustin Public Works Department - What We Do
Administration

The Administration Division coordinates and provides direction to all Public Works Divisions and Water Service field operations. This Division provides research and analysis of current and proposed Public Works projects, programs and services to ensure benefit, safety and convenience to the community and general public.

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform interagency coordination and administer County, State and/or Federally funded projects and programs.
  2. Provides oversight and management of the Public Works and Water Capital Improvement and Operations Budgets.
  3. Monitors the implementation of a Departmental productivity measurement system.
  4. Administers Solid Waste and Cable TV franchise agreements.
  5. Administers contract agreements for various City Services.
  6. Administers the vehicle purchase program.
  7. Manages City records with respect to Public Works and Engineering.

Phone Contact: 714/573-3150

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Engineering

The Engineering Division designs and prepares plans for the City's Capital Improvement Program; inspects all projects within the public right-of-way; maintains records to promote the general safety and well-being of the community; and coordinates all inter/intra-community related regional traffic pertinent to pedestrian and vehicular safety.

Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare plans, cost estimates and reports for Capital Improvement Projects.
  2. Conduct plan checks on subdivision/parcel maps and perform construction inspection involving public improvements.
  3. Conduct City-wide traffic studies inclusive of, but not limited to, traffic safety; arterial highway classification review; new development impacts; and modification and synchronization of the traffic signal systems.
  4. Maintain maps, records and reports for all public improvements.
  5. Provide public assistance to include response to engineering and traffic related inquiries, concerns and complaints.
  6. Perform contract administration and provide technical assistance to other City departments and outside agencies.
  7. Administer East Tustin Assessment District(s) and the Landscape and Lighting District.
  8. Prepare and administer contracts for City Pavement Management System, Traffic Signal maintenance and Pavement Striping.
  9. Storm Water Pollution Prevention. For more information click here.

Phone Contact: 714/573-3150

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Streets Maintenance

The Streets Division ensures the aesthetic image and safe environment desired by the community through scheduled street sweeping, assuring proper signage and striping and by maintaining all streets, sidewalks, bike trails, medians, parkways, storm drains and catch basins within the public right-of-way.

Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain asphaltic concrete paved areas through in-house repairs and administration of contractual services.
  2. Maintain all publicly owned storm drains, catch basins and surface drainage facilities.
  3. Maintain all turf foliage within the street medians/parkways.
  4. Perform weed abatement and litter control in the public right-of-way.
  5. Maintain traffic signing program as directed by the Engineering Division, Traffic Section.
  6. Conduct scheduled sweeping of streets, bike trails and parking lots throughout the City.

Phone Contact: 714/573-3350

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Landscape Maintenance

The Landscape Maintenance Division maintains all City parks, landscaped areas, and all trees located in the public right-of-way to enhance the aesthetic image of the community, promote the general environmental quality of the community and ensure the safety of all citizens and the general public.

Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain turf in parks on a scheduled basis.
  2. Operate and maintain park and landscape irrigation systems to ensure proper watering, being mindful of water conservation.
  3. Maintain foliage by spraying, removing and/or replacing as required.
  4. Perform graffiti removal program in parks and public right-of-ways.
  5. Conduct regular maintenance and repair of park grounds and play equipment, structures and eating facilities.
  6. Administer city-wide Tree Trimming and Landscape Maintenance contracts.

Phone Contact: 714/573-3350

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Vehicle Maintenance

The Vehicle Maintenance Division provides general repair and preventive maintenance for all City vehicles and other mechanical equipment, as well as maintaining a vehicular/equipment history for timely replacements and/or new purchases in a cost effective manner.

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform major and minor repairs on vehicles and other mechanical equipment.
  2. Maintain preventative maintenance program on vehicles and other mechanical equipment.
  3. Provide fuel and maintain vehicle and equipment fueling facilities for the City and Tustin Unified School District.
  4. Conduct licensing/inspection of vehicles as required by State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Phone Contact: 714/573-3350

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Facilities Maintenance

The Facility Maintenance Division performs and administers building maintenance and repair to provide a clean, healthy and safe environment for the employees and the general public.

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform or administer contract building repairs in all public facilities including structural, plumbing, electrical and painting repairs.
  2. Administer contract maintenance tasks in all public facilities including janitorial, building security, and HVAC.

Phone Contact: 714/573-3350

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Water Operations

The Water Operations Division supplies domestic water without interruption to the entire community and adjacent areas while complying with various Safe Drinking Water standards mandated by the State and Federal governments. This Division also maintains water wells, water main lines, service laterals, hydrants, and water storage facilities.

Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate, in a timely and cost efficient manner, the installation of Capital Improvement Projects necessary to replace aged and undersized system components.
  2. Perform preventive maintenance and make emergency repairs as needed to minimize water loss and service interruptions.
  3. Assure compliance with all health standards for water production and distribution.
  4. Operate water production, distribution, storage and treatment systems while utilizing the most cost effective methods and practices that public safety and water demand requirements allow.

Phone Contact: 714/573-3375

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Ion Exchange Water Treatment Plant

The Ion Exchange Water Treatment Plant removes nitrate-contaminated water from the underground water basins and treats it to comply with State and Federal Safe Drinking Water standards. This on-going demonstration project is a cooperative effort with the Orange County Water District.

Responsibilities:

  1. Continue efforts to purify the groundwater basin and decrease the spread of nitrates to adjacent areas and other wells.
  2. Assure compliance with all health standards for water production and distribution.
  3. Maximize water production with this facility, if cost effective to do so, to reduce dependence on imported water supplies.

Phone Contact: 714/573-3375

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Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant

The Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant removes nitrate-contaminated water from the underground water basins and treats it to comply with State and Federal Safe Drinking Water standards. This on-going demonstration project is a cooperative effort with the Orange County Water District.

Responsibilities:

  1. Continue efforts to purify the groundwater basin and decrease the spread of nitrates to adjacent areas and other wells.
  2. Assure compliance with all health standards for water production and distribution.
  3. Maximize water production with this facility, if cost effective to do so, to reduce dependence on imported water supplies.

Phone Contact: 714/573-3375

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17th Street Water Desalting Facility

A new water treatment facility that is a cooperative venture of the City, the Orange County Water District and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. This facility produces high quality water from wells and will reduce purchases of imported water and insulate the City from future MWD water rate increases.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide training to staff for facility operation and maintenance.
  2. Assure compliance with all health standards for water production and distribution.
  3. Maximize water production with this facility, if cost effective to do so, to reduce dependence on imported water supplies and to offset the cost of water purchases.

Phone Contact: 714/573-3375

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Consumer Confidence Reports 

If you have questions, please contact us for answers...

For information about this report, or your water quality in general, please contact Art Valenzuela at (714) 573-3382.  The Tustin City council meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, California.  Please feel free to participate in these meetings.

For more information about the health effect of the listed contaminants in the following tables, call the Environmental Protection Agency hotline at (800) 426-4791

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