Public Works Performance
Number of Active Capital Improvement Projects (FY 2021 & FY 2022)
The number of active projects reflects the Engineering Division's efforts to implement Mobility, Utility, Drainage, and Reinvestment Zone Capital Improvement Programs. The relative number of projects also serves as an indicator for staffing needs.
Capital improvement Project Payments Processed (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
Capital Improvement Project Payments are comprised of all spending on professional services related to project design and construction, as well as construction contractor billing. The monthly payments processed also serve to illustrate the Engineering Divisions efforts to implement Mobility, Utility, and Drainage Capital Improvement Programs.
Stormwater Construction Inspections (FY 2022)
The City manages a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program which is intended to control the quality of storm water discharged into local water bodies. As part of the MS4 program, the City's Stormwater Program Specialist conducts construction site inspections to ensure each site has proper storm water pollution prevention measures in place. Most inspections are performed on subdivision and commercial development projects; thus, the number of inspections reflects the activity level of private development.
Fleet Work Orders & Average Availability Rate (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
Fleet availability rate is the average percent of time assets are not undergoing repairs and/or maintenance. This metric is used to plan and budget for fleet technician staffing needs, as well as asset procurement/replacement.
Ratio of Scheduled:Unscheduled Fleet Maintenance (FY 2022)
The ratio of scheduled vs unscheduled maintenance quantifies the amount of time and effort fleet technicians dedicate to preventative maintenance as opposed to on demand or unscheduled repairs. This metric is indicative of the condition of the fleet, the use habits and behavior of operators, and the effectiveness of fleet technicians.
Fleet Repair Turnaround Time (FY 2022)
Fleet turnaround time is the number of hours between the time work is started on an asset delivered to the Fleet Division for maintenance to the time the work order is closed. In FY 2022 an average of 73.23% of work orders were completed within 24 hours.
Tons of Solid Waste Materials Collected (FY 2013 - FY 2022)
Annual tonnage data illustrates current trends in the demand for solid waste collection and disposal. This information is used to forecast equipment and personnel needs, as well as to prepare and manage annual budgets. Over the last ten years, annual solid waste collections increased by an average of 2.7% per year, for a total increase of 27.3% from 2013 to 2022.
Solid Waste Collected by Type (FY 2021 & FY 2022)
The total tonnage of solid waste collected by type is analyzed to determine the relative demand for various types of solid waste services. Accurate accounting of different waste streams allows the solid waste management team to develop efficient work schedules, collection routes, asset replacement schedules, and determine future staffing needs. In FY 2022, the largest source of solid waste was commercial customers' garbage (63,972 tons) and the smallest sources were Recycling (4,736 tons) and Brush (630 tons).
In FY 2021, the Solid Waste Division began weighing the amount of brush collected curbside and diverted from the landfill. Collected brush is transported directly to the Temple-Belton Wastewater Treatment Plant, where it is processed into mulch and compost available for purchase by the public.
Tons of Recyclables Diverted From Landfill (Curbside Only) (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
Landfill diversion is the portion of all collected waste that is not sent to the landfill. The landfill diversion rate is an industry wide measure of the efficiency and effectiveness of a city's recycling program. In FY 2022, curbside recycling accounted for 4.4% of all solid waste materials collected. In addition to curbside recycling, the City collects recyclable materials from commercial customers and at City recycling drop-off centers for a total diversion rate of 5.9%
Acres of Drainage Structures Mowed (FY 2022)
The Transportation Division maintains drainage structures across the city in order to prevent the flooding of neighborhoods and city streets.
Number of Potholes Patched (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
The number of potholes patched is a significant indicator of the overall condition of city streets. Additional tracking by month helps the Transportation Division determine how the season and weather events affect the condition of city streets.
Number of Utility Cuts Patched (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
Utility cuts are areas in the pavement that have been cut away to repair a utility line or extend new infrastructure underneath. If not patched quickly, utility cuts can diminish the condition of the pavement surrounding the open area. The Transportation Division tracks the number of utility cuts in order to determine if a particular street has so many utility cuts it may need to be repaved or completely reconstructed.
Number of Traffic Signals Repaired (FY 2022)
Traffic signals are an essential part of public safety on the City's transportation network. The Transportation Division tracks traffic signal repairs in order to assess the overall condition of the City's signal network and operations.
Number of Signs Repaired (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
Street signs can be regulatory, warning, or informational, all of which are important to the traveling public. Most signs, particularly regulatory signs, provide a directive to motorist which ensures a safe transportation network for everyone.
Wastewater Lines Cleaned (Feet) (FY 2022)
Sewer pipe cleaning generally involves using a vactor truck to remove debris and buildup from sewer lines. This is a preventative measure performed regularly.
Sanitary Sewer Overflows (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
A sanitary sewer overflow occurs when wastewater escapes the collection or treatment system. These usually occur as a result of a pipe failure, though occasionally they occur due to an equipment malfunction. Buildup in sewer pipes from fats, oils, grease, and rags that are flushed down the toilette or poured down the drain are also a major cause of overflows. This metric is a general indicator of the health of the sewer system and the effectiveness of the FOG program.
Total Water Treatment & Distribution (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
Total water treatment and distribution reflects the gallons of potable water treated and delivered through the water system from the water treatment plant. Though development and population growth drive up water treatment totals, water conservation efforts help smooth the rate of increase. Analyzing changes in water treatment totals is vital in planning for future water needs.
Monthly Water Treatment (FY 2022)
Monthly water treatment totals illustrate seasonal demand and peaking, which are key consideration in engineering design. Capable planning for water demand fluctuations saves costs and limits outages.
Utility Work Orders Completed (FY 2022)
The Utility Division tracks the number of work orders completed on the water distribution system and sewer collection system each month. Some work orders are for emergency repairs, others are for planned maintenance activities. Each work order varies in the resources needed and time required to complete. This metric helps plan for the seasonal needs of both the water distribution and sewer collection system.