Long range planning, including researching and preparing project proposal documents, such as requests for proposals RFP, technical reports, proposal packets and preparing Council reports for sewer related projects. It also includes the preparation of the annual Sewer and Capital Improvement Budgets.
Maintains and repairs the City sewer collection system. This work includes inspection, cleaning, and repair of sewer pipelines. This department is also responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the Inflow and Infiltration (I and I) Program, Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) Program, Flow Monitoring Program, and Wastewater Discharge Program. Staff responds and resolves sewer problems, including emergency overflows. Staff also performs lift station maintenance, inspects new pipeline construction and marks sewer facilities for Underground service Alert.
Sewer Plant Operations
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s sewer plant and reclaimed water irrigation, sludge thickening and dewatering, compost mixing and disposal systems. Wastewater plant operators conduct laboratory testing as defined by regulatory agencies. This department is also responsible for the disinfection and disposal of effluent water as defined by the City’s NPDES permit. Operators respond to sewer plant alarms and emergencies. Operators also maintain plant grounds and equipment.
Preparation and review of engineering drawings and specifications. Provide plans, specifications, construction engineering and inspection for projects. Secure permit approval from outside agencies Caltrans, Mendocino County Department of Public Works, Fish and Game, Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Army Corps of Engineers. Prepare sewer line and appurtenances standard details, specifications and infiltration and inflow analysis.
PLEASE REPORT ANY LEAKS OR OTHER WASTEWATER RELATED EMERGENCIES TO:
CITY HALL 707-459-4601 DURING OPERATION HOURS 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
AFTER HOURS PLEASE CALL 707-459-6122
Bud FritzChief Plant Operator
111 E. Commercial St.
Willits, CA 95490
Phone: 707-459-5028Emergency: 707-459-6122 (after hours emergencies)
Office Hours: M-F 7:30-4:00