- Public Works
The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure and utilities of the city and for providing quality services to our citizens. The Department ensures that all public works projects are designed and constructed in accordance with city regulations and accepted engineering and construction principles and practices.
The City of White Settlement takes pride in providing quality water to more than 5,500 residential and business customers. The water provided by the city consistently meets or exceeds all state and federal drinking water requirements. Like other municipalities The City of White Settlement purchases its drinking water, as well as sewer treatment services, from the City of Fort Worth and the Trinity River Authority as a wholesale customer. All water and sewer operations, maintenance and customer services are provided in an efficient manner and have effectively kept pace with the growth of our community. The city strives to provide these important services to customers at the lowest price possible.
Repair, maintenance, monitoring, and maintaining proper flow within the wastewater collection system are the City’s responsibility. Preventative maintenance (to avoid stoppages and sewer backups) and condition-responsive repair work represent a large part of the workload for this division, which maintain 357,134.38 feet or 67.64 miles of waste water and sewer main lines.
Streets and Roadways
The City of White Settlement maintains all streets and roadways within the city limits. This division is also responsible for the oversight of street overlays and reconstruction roadway projects.
Traffic Signs and Signals
The City of White Settlement installs and maintains all street signs and traffic signals other than those associated with Texas Department of Transportation road systems. All traffic signals at highway access roads are maintained by TXDOT. To report issues with these traffic signals go HERE.
Street lights are maintained by Oncor. To report an outage or other street light problem, please contact Oncor at 888-313-4747 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use their street light locator map to identify and report an issue.
Environmental Quality is a division within the Public Works Department that provides city residents with programs, services and technical guidance in an effort to protect the public health and safety of the public water supply. The public water system is heavily regulated by the state and routinely evaluated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Water samples are submitted for independent lab testing and the results are reported to TCEQ and city residents.
The City of White Settlement obtains its drinking water from a combination of groundwater and surface water sources. The groundwater is produced by eight deep water wells owned and operated by the City of White Settlement. As with most local municipalities, treated surface water is produced and purchased from the City of Fort Worth. Currently, 80% (approximately) of the City’s drinking water comes from the city of Fort Worth.
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG
811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number. Anyone who plans to dig should call 811 or go to their state 811 center’s website before digging to request that the approximate location of buried utilities be marked with paint or flags so that you don’t unintentionally dig into an underground utility line. You should call 811 or use your state 811 center’s website a few business days before you begin any digging, including common projects like planting trees and shrubs or installing fences and mailboxes. The specific amount of advance notice that you are required to provide varies by state.