About the Department
The City of Loveland operates a full-service Public Works Department that maintains the city's infrastructure, including storm drainage systems, public parks, 101 lane miles of roadway, and 80 miles of water main serving more than 4,500 water customers.
Loveland Public Works is rather unique among municipal service departments in that it operates as a large labor and equipment pool, rather than creating artificial divisions specializing in municipal functions. All the employees in Loveland’s Public Works Department plow snow, read water meters, mow grass, patch potholes, pick up dead animals along the roadway, collect leaves or chip brush, maintain equipment, and other public works functions. This gives variety to daily schedules but also provides the Public Works Director/crew leaders the flexibility to assign work daily based on the needs of the community rather than be hamstrung by the silos of a larger operation. Some public works employees have developed specialties and some have important credentials (e.g. water licenses), but generally speaking all the employees are capable of doing a range of tasks in a given day.
Public Works Services
The diversity of services provided by this department include the following:
- Brush and leaf pick-up
- Building maintenance
- Coordination with Duke Energy on street light issues
- Curb and gutter construction and maintenance
- Dead animal removal and disposal
- Flower box planting and maintenance
- Maintenance of traffic control lights
- Park and recreation facility maintenance
- Pavement markings
- Review and approve right of way permits
- Set up support during and clean-up after special events
- Sidewalk repair and replacement
- Sign manufacturing, installation and maintenance
- Snow removal
- Storm sewer, drainage swale, and culvert construction and maintenance
- Stormwater capital project management
- Stormwater education and enforcement activities
- Street construction and maintenance
- Street sweeping
- Traffic studies
- Water generation and treatment
- Water main installation and maintenance
The City Engineer requires permits and inspections for any work or services being performed in the city's right-of-ways. Right-of-way permit application
Water, stormwater, sewer, and trash collection are all billed through the City of Loveland. Learn more about city utilities..
Building & Zoning Department
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Requests for Proposals
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Water Tap & Meter Fees
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