The Public Works Department's purpose is to provide services that ensure efficiency and excellence in all departmental operations; attain a total commitment to constantly improve our street network and infrastructure to ensure safe and efficient utilization and appearance throughout our community; promote a customer based utility services program that exceeds customer concepts, while providing a clean environment and reliable service; support all city operations by maintaining equipment in a safe, reliable and cost effective manner by minimizing major repairs.
Public Works is responsible for street, park and vehicle maintenance and repair. These activities are funded through the General Fund. The Public Works Department is also responsible for Bethany's solid waste, water and sewer water utilities. These activities are funded through the Bethany Public Works Authority Fund.
Due, in part, to the water conservation efforts of our citizens, the City’s water consumption levels have been reduced. We appreciate our citizen’s willingness to cooperate with the rationing measures put in place.
At this time, the City of Bethany is able to move down to Stage 3 water rationing. Stage 3 allows for 1 day per week watering, in the following schedule:
- Single family addresses ending in 1 & 3 may water only on Saturday.
- Single family addresses ending in 5,7, or 9 may water only on Wednesday.
- Single family addresses ending in 0 or 2 may water only on Sunday.
- Single family addresses ending in 4, 6 or 8 may water only on Thursday.
-Duplexes, Triplexes, multi-family and homeowner association properties may water only on Tuesday.
- Commercial and Government may water only on Fridays.
Hand watering is permitted. Exceptions are granted for private wells.
City staff are continuing to monitor daily usage rates and will reassess the rationing stage within a few days. If, at that time, it is determined safe to further reduce our rationing stage, another announcement will be made.
Some water conservation tips:
We encourage citizens to adjust their watering times away from the hottest part of the day, and into the evening, overnight and early morning hours. This adjustment will help with evaporation amounts.
Checking for leaks on toilets, sinks and other areas inside your home will also help with water usage levels.
Please watch our social media and website for more water conservation tips.
Use of an alternative water source, such as a private well. If deemed necessary, the alternative source can be inspected by the Utility Superintendent. Use of any alternative source must comply with any cross-connection prevention measures required by City ordinance or Building Codes.
Hand watering of newly planted hydromulch, grass sod, grass seed and shrubs and trees planted within the last 30 days.
Conducting maintenance, repair or testing on an irrigation system.