CITY OF HALTOM CITY  5024 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, Texas 76117 817-222-7700
MUNICIPAL SERVICES CENTER
4200 Hollis St.
Haltom City, TX 76111
MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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817-834-9036
After Hrs. Emergencies
817-222-7000

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haltom city accredited agency apwaThe Department of Public Works consists of Engineering, Street & Utility Construction, Street Maintenance, Water & Sewer Maintenance, Water Production & Testing, Storm Water Drainage Maintenance & Environmental Services.

Among its goals are to ensure that all public improvements are designed and built in accordance with City standards and accepted engineering and construction practices.

In 2009 the Haltom City Public Works Department was awarded full accreditation by the American Public Works Association.

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Mosquito Monitoring & Prevention

Haltom City Public Works, within the division of Environmental Services, manages a mosquito virus surveillance control and abatement program each year in cooperation with the Tarrant County Public Health Department. The program's strategy is to reduce the mosquito larvae numbers through public education, surveillance, source elimination, and biological control.

Public education is an important aspect of the mosquito abatement program. Household items that hold water, such as tires, flower pots, buckets, wheelbarrows, pet dishes, rain gutters, decorative bird baths, and swimming pools are the cause of most of the mosquito issues in a neighborhood.

The City of Haltom City is dedicated in helping the residents identify areas around the household that could be cause of a mosquito issue.

What is Haltom City's Role?

The city conducts mosquito surveillance, which consists of early monitoring every spring and regular monitoring throughout the summer and/or from the beginning until the end of the mosquito season. Click here for a map of surveillance locations.

Monitoring, Testing & Notifications

Haltom City's role begins when the Tarrant County Public Health Department Mosquito Monitoring Program initiates. Trapping activities are conducted throughout the primary mosquito . During this time frame five stationary traps per week are set. Collected samples are delivered to the Tarrant County Public Health Department's lab for West Nile Virus and Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus testing. There is no testing for Zika virus, or other viruses that are known to be imported, offered by the Tarrant County Public Health Department at this moment. Presence of imported viruses in local areas are confirmed by a positive human case.

If any mosquito trapped within the Haltom City limits tests positive for West Nile Virus or Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus, or if the city is notified of any confirmed human cases that have been transmitted locally (signifying its presence in the local mosquito population), notification will be posted on here on the city’s website and social media accounts. Also, targeted ULV fogging will most likely occur, and the area will be investigated to see if additional measures are needed.

  • Includes trapping and testing of mosquitoes for viruses
  • Provides monitoring of naturally existing environmental habitats (creeks, flood plains, ponds, etc.) and man-made environments. Additional inspections are conducted in response to phone calls, emails and other alerts from the public.
  • Includes treatment of areas found to contain mosquito larvae with larvicides and/or mosquito fish.
  • Haltom City uses mosquito fish as biocontrol agent, a predatory fish that feeds on mosquito larvae. Additionally, the city utilizes larvicides...the biological insecticides that kill larvae.
Code Violations

It is a violation of the city ordinances to keep or maintain items on any property which contain standing water that is conducive to the breeding of mosquitoes. Reported violations are investigated and immediate abatement is required in the event of a confirmed violation. If the violation is not abated as requested, the property owner may be subject to further code enforcement action, including issuance of fines.

To report suspected mosquito breeding sites in Haltom City, please call 817-834-9036 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or contact the city's Environmental Services Manager at 817-840-3572 through this online form.

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Council Recognizes Public Works Dept. - "Public Works Week"

Haltom City Public Works receives proclamtion at the May 10, 2021 City Council meeting

The City Council recognized Haltom City's Public Works Department at the May 10, 2021 City Council Meeting. The week of May 16-23, 2021 is "National Public Works Week", meant to acknowledge the vital role Public Works plays in the day to day operations of a city's infrastructure. Engineering, street construction/maintenance, water supply/testing, wastewater/stormwater management & environmental services are just some of the responsibilities of Haltom City's Public Works Department.

More recently, they played a crucial role in maintaining our water supply during this past February's Winter Storm Uri. While many cities around us were put on water boil notices due to their supply being compromised, our Public Works staff went to the mat to do what they could to preserve the safety and supply of our water supply to our residents. Through their work and diligence we were able to get through the event without any boil notice having to be put into effect.

Divisions of Public Works

  • Building Maintenance

    The Division of Building Maintenance is responsible for the timely repair of the City's facilities and internal equipment. This includes a variety of tasks including minor plumbing, air conditioning, electrical, and carpentry work and provides preventative maintenance on building systems.

  • Engineering

    Engineering is contained within its own department, but is headquartered and runs out of the Municipal Services Center located on Hollis Street. It's prime responsibility is the review, permitting and inspection of all private development projects (non City initiated) to insure compliance with all City specifications and requirements. These projects involve the public infrastructure and include street construction, traffic control, storm drainage, construction and repair of water lines and sewer facilities. The department supervises the design and construction of capital improvement projects and construction inspection of these projects.

    Specific activities include assistance in planning and zoning functions, review of public works plans, street and drainage design, flood plain mapping and management, water distribution and wastewater collection design, and special projects. The engineering department is also responsible for the coordination and management of the City Storm Water Utility Program.

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  • Environmental Services

    The Environmental Services Division is responsible for industrial pretreatment program, the illicit discharge detection and elimination program, grease control program, the mosquito (vector) control program...along with industrial, commercial and residential inspections for environmental compliance and possible code enforcement. In coordination with the City Engineer and state/local agencies the Environmental Services Division also monitors and helps provides public education about storm water run-off and pollution prevention.

  • Stormwater Drainage

    The Division of Stormwater Drainage is responsible for removing excessive vegetation, debris, sediment, and obstruction in the City’s open waterways, flood control ponds, bridges, and culverts. It also inspects, cleans and rehabilitates the City’s storm sewer pipes and inlets.

  • Street Maintenance

    The City's Street Maintenance Division is responsible for maintenance of the City’s street infrastructure, which includes crack sealing, cleaning and sweeping of streets, pavement markings, curb and gutter repairs, and the development of maintenance and repair strategies. This division is also responsible for the maintenance and installation of traffic signals, school flashers, street signs, mowing of city lots and right-of-ways, and traffic counts.

    The street division utilizes the services of contractors to help in the process of milling and overlaying streets and assists in the reclaiming of streets.

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  • Street/Utility Construction

    This Division is responsible for the replacement of water and sewer facilities, reconstruction of streets, as well as demolition and cleanup projects.

    An assessment of Haltom City streets was conducted in 1994 and again in 2005. The data is used to establish a comprehensive street improvement plan.

  • Water Production & Testing

    Since the late 1980’s, Haltom City has purchased all drinking water from the City of Fort Worth. In order to provide a daily average demand of 8 million gallons, the City currently has a storage capacity of 12 million gallons and a pumping capacity of 14,000 gallons per minute (20 million gallons per day). The safe drinking water act establishes standards for all drinking water, which include the daily monitoring of chlorine residual, pH, and daily sampling for bacteriology. Recent improvements include a supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) installed in 1999/2000 to monitor the City’s water distribution system. Water production is also responsible for the cross connection control program.

  • Water/Waste Water Maintenance

    In addition to routine maintenance of the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems and fire hydrants, the Division of Water/Waste Water Maintenance responds to emergency calls 24 hours a day to repair broken water mains and clear plugged sanitary sewer mains. Another program responsibility for this division is the comprehensive evaluation and repair of the City’s sanitary sewer collection system. The department also cleans more than ½ million feet of sanitary sewer mains annually.

    For after hours emergencies call 817-281-1000.

  • 5024 Broadway Ave.
  • Haltom City, Texas 76117
  • 817-222-7700