Public Works Services

Our Public Works division maintains public facilities for the City of Stanton using a combination of in-house personnel and private vendors.

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining clean, safe and attractive government facilities in a cost-effective manner for Stanton’s citizens, visitors and business community.  Many of the maintenance activities include janitorial, landscape maintenance (at the City buildings), heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance, lighting fixtures, pest control, plumbing, electrical and maintenance of the security and fire alarms.

Although the majority of landscape maintenance occurs within the City's network of Parks, all city medians, parkways and buildings/facilities also are maintained by the department. Activities include routine trimming & grooming of landscaping, weed control (manual and chemical), maintenance of the irrigation and electrical systems, repair of playground equipment, standard routine landscaping (eg. thatching, seeding), fertilizing and disposal of refuse.

Street maintenance is the largest service area covered by Public Works and ensures that the flow of traffic operates as designed and provides a smooth commute to users. Maintenance programs include the pavement surface of the City's roads, the sidewalks, the network of traffic signals, sweeping of the streets and street signs.

The City utilizes both in-house personnel and contractual services to maintain the City's storm drain facilities. Activities include minor maintenance of the storm drains, curbs and gutters, catch basins and other drainage structures. The City continuously augments water quality devices within the system and cleans and maintains these devices on a regular basis. All storm drain maintenance activities comply with the requirements of the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) Program.

Sanitary Sewers are cleaned regularly and their condition is continuously monitored. This is crucial to prevent failures and backups.  Maintenance activities performed to comply with the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) program and all environmental regulatory agency requirements.

The City is responsible for maintaining the public sewer mainline in the street.  Per the City's Municipal Code Section 13.04.030, the private homeowner is responsible for the maintenance of the private building lateral.

Public Works crews are responsible for the elimination of graffiti from walls and buildings within the city. Abatement techniques include cleaning when possible and painting over graffiti when not possible. Graffiti is only abated by City crews on City Property. 

In addition to maintenance services, our Public Works crews provide emergency response in case of Natural Disaster or Hazardous Material Incident.