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Department of Public Works
The department’s primary responsibilities are to oversee and support infrastructure design, construction, maintenance operations for water and sewer, roads, city facilities and city vehicles.  In addition, it manages the utilities enterprise fund and related fiscal matters.  An overview of the divisions is summarized below.

Engineering Division
The Engineering Division is responsible for the planning of roads, drainage, and traffic.  It also includes construction and inspection of water and sewer projects, roads and drainage, and other city facilities.  Other areas of responsibility include traffic controls, line locating, GIS, and residential plan reviews. 

Streets and Rights-of-Way Division
The Streets and Rights-of-Way Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair of paved, dirt and gravel roads, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bike paths, and drainage.  It also manages some medians, weed control and landscaping along some roadside, street sweeping, graffiti removal, and wall constructions and repairs.  Other areas of responsibility include street closures, detours, and heavy equipment maintenance.  

Utility Operations Division
The Utility Operations Division is responsible for the system planning of the water and wastewater utilities, water reuse, water conservation, industrial pretreatment, FOG management, and cross-connection prevention, and maintenance of federal and state permits for the utilities facilities.  It also includes oversight of the city’s solid waste collection contract, as well as the water and wastewater operation contract.  

Utilities Services Division
The Utilities Services Division is responsible for water and wastewater services including account billing.  

Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Division
The city Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Division is responsible for repairs, maintenance and renovation of all City facilities.  It is also responsible for the city’s rolling stock which includes repairs, maintenance, procurement and disposition of vehicles, plus the Motor Vehicle Equipment Fund.  In addition, this division manages fuel procurement and accounting.

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Scott Sensanbaugher

3200 Civic Center Circle NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Ph: 505-891-5016
Fx: 505-891-5203