Antioch Public Works focuses on Landscaping

This week contracted crews completed work in the medians on Somersville Road and on Prewett Ranch Drive east of Hillcrest Avenue. Trim and clean up work continues this week on the medians and rights of way in the following areas: Hillcrest Avenue Rights of Way Gentrytown Drive Rights of Way Deer Valley Road Rights of Way Buchanan Road Medians Last week we reported trimming, and litter removal in the area of Almondridge and Wilson Street was next on the list, Read More …

Antioch Public Works – Maintaining and Repairing 32 Parks

The City is moving right along with the maintenance and repair of its 32 parks and park amenities; we hope everyone has ventured out to enjoy our neighborhood parks. If not, this week’s invitation will surely entice you as we tell you about Chichibu Park. This park is named after our sister city Chichibu, Japan and features beautiful architectural monuments gifted by our sister city.Chichibu Park is located at Longview Road and Acorn Drive situated on over six acres in Read More …

June updates from Antioch Public Works Department

Water Distribution crews responded to a water main break around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11th. The main break occurred on Putnam Street between Minta Lane and G Street. The cause of the break is unknown, but likely attributed to the age of the infrastructure. Responding crew’s first task is to secure the perimeter of the break to protect the public. Next they begin excavation to isolate the broken main line and determine the extent of the repairs. Crews worked diligently Read More …

Public Works: How to Properly Drain Pool Water

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Collections System/NPDES It’s safe to say that we all love swimming pools! They provide great activity for families and especially kids to enjoy during the summer (around 3 months or so); although some die-hards may choose to do this year round. At its best, the water should be pristine with the correct chlorination and PH levels, etc., while free from algae and other forms of bacteria. At its worst, algae proliferate and bacteria form to make a pool look anything Read More …

Public Works Department Working to Maintain and Improve

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Collections System/NPDES Collections System Unit/Closed Circuit Television Crew Collections System (Sewer) Inspection personnel completes approximately 25% of sewer mainline video inspections of our sewer system each year. The Collections System Division’s Close Circuit Television Unit, or CCTV crew as we call it, is comprised of two highly trained staff members. The crew uses a small tractor-mounted camera to identify, locate and assess the condition of the City’s sewer and storm infrastructure. CCTV condition assessment provides the critical information needed to Read More …

February Updates from Antioch Public Works

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First thing first, a big CONGRATULATIONS to Tim Coley for his recent promotion to Water Treatment Plant Superintendent. For over 30 years Tim has been a dedicated City employee working his way up through the ranks of the Public Works Department. Tim started out with the City as a temporary Park Maintenance Worker, then on to regular full time positions of Street Maintenance Worker, Water/Sewer Pipefitter, Cross Connection Control Specialist, Water Treatment Plant Operator, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor and his Read More …

Public Works: Duane “The Legend” Anderson will Retire

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Duane “The Legend” Anderson will Retire After 33+ years, Duane “The Legend” Anderson will be retiring from City of Antioch. Duane is the City’s Water Treatment Plant Superintendent responsible for making sure our drinking water is safe to drink and meets or exceeds all Federal and State standards. Duane has always been known as a man of action and a person who enjoys completing projects. Some of Duane’s recent efforts has been to rebuild the headwall and outflow at the Read More …

What Happens to Water Pipes During the Cold Winter Months

Water Distribution Utility Maintenance

What Happens to Water Pipes During the Cold Winter Months Cold weather increases water main and service breaks. Physics and winter do not mix. At least when it comes to water lines, which suffer frequent breaks in the colder months as the cold, saturated ground weighs on underground pipes. During the months of November through February Antioch’s Water Distribution Division repairs water main and water service line breaks at a much higher rate than in warmer months. The colder it Read More …

Public Works Provides Information For Winter Storm Readiness

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The rainy season is upon us, and as our Public Works Department performs maintenance to ensure winter storm readiness, we want to make sure that you are winter storm ready. Following is a short list of tasks Public Works performs prior to storms: Storm Drain Inlets in City Streets Cleaned Chainsaws & Equipment – Fueled and Prepared Emergency Generators and Pumps – Inspected and Prepared Vehicles – Fuel Tanks Filled and Ready to Respond Flooded Streets – Barricades Prepared and Read More …

Who is Responsible for the Sewer?

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SEWERS – WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? The property owner is responsible for all maintenance of the private sewer lateral (see illustration below). All problems on private property are the sole responsibility of the property owner. Please continue reading to help identify when the City can provide assistance.   HOMES WITH A PUBLIC SEWER CLEANOUT. The City will clear blockages in the right-of-way (the area between the sidewalk and the City’s sewer main that usually runs in the center of the street) Read More …