The Department of Public Works crews maintain our infrastructure. This department contains the Roads, Water, Wastewater, Facilities, and General Services divisions.
Our Public Works crews maintain over 100 miles of roadway, our vast network of water mains, service lines, wells, tanks and boosters, and mailbox stations. They also maintain all District buildings, vehicles, and equipment including snow plows and police cars. They oversee our transfer station, sewer system, and wastewater treatment plant, and help protect our environment. They care for every aspect of our infrastructure to ensure that we have a safe community and healthy families.
hen snow starts sticking, our Roads Supervisor is notified and plow crews are activated. Once the snow depth reaches a minimum of 2", roads begin being plowed according to the following priority list.
Plow drivers are unable to pull out or tow stranded vehicles, and are not permitted to clear driveways or other private property.
Should your vehicle become stuck on the road during winter weather, please make sure that it is as far off to the side as possible to leave room for snow plows and emergency crews. Make arrangements to have the vehicle moved as soon as possible to help prevent accidents. All vehicles will be towed after 72 hours, or sooner if they are deemed to be a safety hazard.
If your vehicle is stuck within the roadway, please notify the Police Department immediately at 661-861-3110.
Road crews will not move on to lower priority roads until they are sure that the higher priority (higher traffic) roads have been made as safe as possible. Sometimes this means they must clear the roads multiple times, especially when snow is still falling. The first priority is always to ensure that the most heavily traveled roads are addressed. When conditions allow, roads will be widened, cul-de-sacs cleared, and icy areas treated with grit.
During plowing operations please remember that the crews have been working long hours, sometimes up to 16 hour double shifts to keep your roads clear. Please be patient, give them a smile and a wave, and maybe even say 'Thanks!' if you get the chance. With a little understanding and mutual respect, we will all 'weather' this winter in great shape.
To report road problems, damaged or missing signs, drainage issues, water leaks, or other problems during business hours, please call 661-821-4428
To report problems on holidays, weekends or after hours, please call 661-821-3239 ext. 10