The mission of the Public Works Department is to enhance De Soto’s quality of life through the construction and operation of a safe, effective physical environment; and to provide our visitors, our neighborhoods, and our businesses the efficient, quality services necessary to support the infrastructure demands of our growing community.
The Department of Public Works consists of 18 dedicated employees who is responsible for overall improvement, maintenance and inspection, traffic safety, water resources management, storm water management and sediment control, environmental
The personnel of the department help make sure that our citizens continue to have the best of services in an effective, efficient and professional manner. Just some of the work the personnel perform are mentioned below:
Division of the Public Works
Street and Fleet
Responsible for the daily operation of street maintenance, drainage facility maintenance, and equipment/vehicle repair and preventive maintenance programs.
Responsible for the daily operation of the water distribution system, and meter reading and installation, water testing, water facility security, fire hydrant maintenance and operation, water main repairs and installation, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) refers to a system that collects data from various sensors throughout our systems in remote locations and then sends this data to a central computer which then manages and controls the data.
Responsible for the daily operations of our sewer distribution system such as, manhole inspections, sewer video inspection, routine sewer flushing and the operation and maintenance of lift pump stations.
Responsible for the daily operation of our wastewater treatment facility to ensure that all treated waters released into the Joachim Stream are within compliance with all State and Federal Regulations to protect our community and environment.
Responsible for operations or our parks system which includes, landscaping grounds, play equipment maintenance, inspection and installation.
(GIS) geographic information system
A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, we have placed all manholes, water valves, storm water inlets, water mains, sewer mains, fire hydrants, water meters, storm water pipe, wells, water storage locations, stop signs and many more points in the future.
Public Works Director
Public Works Office Location
1310 Public Works Drive
Office: (636) 586-2499
Fax: (636) 586-0880