Houston Public Works

Houston Public Works Houston Public Works provides a consistent and strong foundation for the 4th largest city in America. Together we keep Houston flowing, growing, and moving for Houston's future.

Houston Public Works (www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/home) consists of the following service lines: Capital Projects: www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/capital-projects Customer Account Services: www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/customer-account Houston Permitting Center: www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/building-development Houston Water: www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/houston-water Transportation and Drainage Operations: www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/transportation-drainage Houston Public Works also offers additional programs and services including: Green Building Resource Center www.codegreenhouston.org Houston Bikeways Program www.houstonbikeways.org Houston Permitting Center www.houstonpermittingcenter.org Small Business Development Group www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/director/sbdg.html

Mission: Together we create a strong foundation for Houston to thrive.

Operating as usual

10/23/2020
Traffic Light power outages

A cold front is bringing heavy wind ๐Ÿ’จand rain๐ŸŒง to #Houston! Help keep #HouStreets safe! ๐Ÿšฆ If you ๐Ÿ‘€ flashing red lights๐Ÿ”ด, the signal needs to be reset, call 311. ๐ŸšฆIf the traffic light is out โšซ, call CenterPoint 713.207.2222๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘#StaySafe #RainRainGoAway #ColdFront

NEW ordinance for drivers ๐Ÿš— NO PARKING in dedicated bike lanes, or you could face a fine! #TransportationTuesday #SafeSt...
10/20/2020

NEW ordinance for drivers ๐Ÿš— NO PARKING in dedicated bike lanes, or you could face a fine! #TransportationTuesday #SafeStreets #VisionZero

NEW ORDINANCE

On October 14, 2020, #Houston City Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting vehicles from stopping, standing, or parking in bike lanes, which will help ensure bike lanes remain safe and accessible to all ages. Details at http://www.houstontx.gov/parking/bike-lanes.html

#IBikeHTX #VisionZeroHTX #KnowParking

TODAY is the last day to share your thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ on the #VisionZero plan. The final version will impact every commuter ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšถ...
10/20/2020

TODAY is the last day to share your thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ on the #VisionZero plan. The final version will impact every commuter ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšฆhttps://t.co/x3p0ktm2Dk?amp=1
#TransportationTuesday #VisionZerohtx

Houston Planning & Development Department

#MondayMotivation is letting your voice be heard ๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿ‘‚ by voting early! Harris County voters can check out https://www.har...
10/19/2020

#MondayMotivation is letting your voice be heard ๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿ‘‚ by voting early! Harris County voters can check out https://www.harrisvotes.com/WaitTimes to find a location & wait times near you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ #EarlyVoting #Vote #MiniMuralMonday

10/16/2020
Sweata Weatha

#FridayFeelings because itโ€™s Fall yโ€™all! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‘ #FridayFun #SweataWeatha #HelloFall

#Thankful after last night's Houston Astros win! Let's make it two in a row tonight! โšพ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œ #ThankfulThursday #GoAstros #F...
10/15/2020

#Thankful after last night's Houston Astros win! Let's make it two in a row tonight! โšพ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œ #ThankfulThursday #GoAstros #ForTheH

๐ŸšฒTransportation improvements are moving along for cyclists! The bike signals along Gray St are up & running ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘#Tran...
10/13/2020

๐ŸšฒTransportation improvements are moving along for cyclists! The bike signals along Gray St are up & running ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘#TransportationTuesday #HouStreets

๐Ÿ“ธcredit: HOUstreets

#MondayMotivation is cheering on our Houston Astros as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALCS! โšพ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ˜€#MiniMuralMondayH...
10/12/2020

#MondayMotivation is cheering on our Houston Astros as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALCS! โšพ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ˜€#MiniMuralMonday

Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, UP Art Studio

10/09/2020
Are you in?

Like our page?๐Ÿ‘ Are you a PowerPoint wizard? ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ You can be a part of the #HouPublicWorks Communications team! We're #NowHiring a Sr. Communications Specialist! Learn more & apply: http://bit.ly/SrCommunicationsSpecialist

#HouPublicWorks is raising awareness about the value of ๐Ÿ’ง. Join us as we Imagine A Day Without Water on October 21 & sho...
10/07/2020
Houston Public Works "Imagine A Day Without Water"

#HouPublicWorks is raising awareness about the value of ๐Ÿ’ง. Join us as we Imagine A Day Without Water on October 21 & show us your โ™ฅfor water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚ #ValueWater #WaterWednesday
https://mailchi.mp/houstontx/public-works-imagine-a-day-without-water2020

HOUSTON -ย Houston Public Works will join organizations across the country for the sixth annual โ€œImagine a Day Without Water,โ€ on October 21, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water. Houston Public Works will join the national campaign with public awareness events, an...

#HouPublicWorks continues to work with #Houston City Council to improve #HouStreets ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿšฆ#TransportationTuesday #StreetRe...
10/06/2020

#HouPublicWorks continues to work with #Houston City Council to improve #HouStreets ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿšฆ#TransportationTuesday #StreetRehabilitationInitiative

๐Ÿ“ธcredit: David W. Robinson, FAIA, Houston City Council Member Amy Peck

10/05/2020
Francesca Lott - Customer Service Week

#MondayMotivation is recognizing some of the amazing people like Francesca Lott, who dedicate their lives to helping others! #ThankYou for your hard work!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ #CustomerServiceWeek #OneTeamOnePurpose

๐Ÿ˜‹Nom nom! We're getting a head start on #NationalTacoDay ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ˜ŠWhat's your favorite taco spot? #Friyay #FridayFun #Eatlocal ...
10/02/2020

๐Ÿ˜‹Nom nom! We're getting a head start on #NationalTacoDay ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ˜ŠWhat's your favorite taco spot? #Friyay #FridayFun #Eatlocal #supportlocal

10/01/2020

#ThankfulThursday for employees like Virgil Wallace, who has dedicated 39 YEARS to #publicservice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ #Dedication #HouWater

09/30/2020

FREE CASH ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ˜ for teachers & students! Join our 'Imagine a Day Without Water' essay contest for your chance to win!๐Ÿ’ง

More details: http://mailchi.mp/houstontx/essaycontest

#WaterWednesday #ValueWater #HouWater

FREE bike rides?!๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ˜€Yes, please! Use code 92220 for a Free 30min ride with Houston BCycle & get $5 off BikeHouston member...
09/29/2020

FREE bike rides?!๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ˜€Yes, please! Use code 92220 for a Free 30min ride with Houston BCycle & get $5 off BikeHouston memberships as part of #biketoworkday #TransportationTuesday #HouStreets

Todayโ€™s the day! #BTWD2020 is in full swing. Enjoy a free Houston BCycle ride, take advantage of $5 off a BikeHouston membership, and be sure to let us know where you are biking today!

www.houstonbikeplan.org/btwd2020
#IBikeHTX

09/28/2020
Happy Dance

#MondayMotivation is completing the #Census before the deadline! Go to my2020census.gov to get counted! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜#SayYestotheCensus #HTownCounts

09/25/2020

#FridayFeelings is joining the largest public works organization in the country! We're #NowHiring a Utility Worker to join our award-winning #HouWater team. Read more & apply: http://bit.ly/waterutilityworker ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘ #JoinUs

#ThankfulThursday ๐Ÿ™for employees like Quon Motley, Sidney Christian, Ty Taylor & Frank Legier for exemplifying #publicse...
09/24/2020

#ThankfulThursday ๐Ÿ™for employees like Quon Motley, Sidney Christian, Ty Taylor & Frank Legier for exemplifying #publicservice while repairing a broken water line on Darnell Street ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ‘#HouWater #OneTeamOnePurpose

๐Ÿ“ธcredit: Megan Hill

#ThankYou to even our smallest neighbors who help keep drains clean! ๐Ÿ‘ Now that the ๐ŸŒง is gone, itโ€™s the perfect time to ...
09/23/2020

#ThankYou to even our smallest neighbors who help keep drains clean! ๐Ÿ‘ Now that the ๐ŸŒง is gone, itโ€™s the perfect time to join the โ€˜Name That Drain!โ€™ contest & keep drains clear of debris. โ˜บ๐Ÿ’ง #HouAdoptADrain #NameThatDrain #WaterWednesday

https://mailchi.mp/houstontx/name-that-drain-contest-extended

Council Member Sallie Alcorn, Volunteer Houston, Houston ToolBank

09/22/2020

Help keep #HouStreets safe! ๐Ÿšฆ If you see ๐Ÿ‘€flashing red lights,๐Ÿ”ด the signal needs to be reset, call 311. ๐ŸšฆIf the traffic light is out โšซ, call CenterPoint 713.207.2222๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘#StaySafe #RainRainGoAway #TransportationTuesday

#MondayMotivation is the community honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by leaving flowers & voter registration forms at...
09/21/2020

#MondayMotivation is the community honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by leaving flowers & voter registration forms at the #houminimural painted by Jexxi.Art โค๐ŸŽจ#RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #MiniMuralMonday #DistrictC

UP Art Studio, Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs

Ahoy, tomorrow is #talklikeapirateday!Whatโ€™s a pirates favorite part of Houstonโ€™s streets?ARRRRRRRRight-of-way ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ–ค#fri...
09/18/2020

Ahoy, tomorrow is #talklikeapirateday!

Whatโ€™s a pirates favorite part of Houstonโ€™s streets?
ARRRRRRRRight-of-way ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ–ค#friyay #FridayFun

09/17/2020

#ThankfulThursday for employees like Neil Hegmann, who helped an elderly woman who fell in her driveway & got her to safety. โ™ฅ Proud to have Neil on our #team! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ #PublicService #OneTeam #OnePurpose

Houston Permitting Center

09/16/2020

You can't have guacamole with out #Avocados & you can't have avocados without water!๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ’ง#NationalAvocadoDay #WaterWednesday

09/15/2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner

#HouPublicWorks is proud to work with Mayor Sylvester Turner on his new Street Rehabilitation Initiative to improve #Houston streets ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆฏ๐Ÿšฆ#TransportationTuesday #HouStreets

Mayor Turner unveils one of his first street rehabilitation projects located in District D.

#MondayMotivation is visiting the #HouMiniMurals in the newly designated #ThirdWard cultural district. The Third & Fifth...
09/14/2020

#MondayMotivation is visiting the #HouMiniMurals in the newly designated #ThirdWard cultural district. The Third & Fifth wards of #Houston were designated cultural districts by the state earlier this month ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽจโค #MiniMuralMonday #ArtisEverywhere #HouStreets

Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, UP Art Studio, Mini Murals

#FridayFeelings is using this gorgeous weather ๐Ÿ˜ to join the #NameThatDrain contest! The deadline has been EXTENDED for ...
09/11/2020

#FridayFeelings is using this gorgeous weather ๐Ÿ˜ to join the #NameThatDrain contest! The deadline has been EXTENDED for the community to adopt a stormwater drain, give it a cool name, and possibly win some cool prizes http://bit.ly/namethatdrain ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘#HouAdoptADrain #NameThatDrain

Council Member Sallie Alcorn, Keep Houston Beautiful, Houston ToolBank

Stay safe on #HouStreets if youโ€™re in the downtown area! โ›ˆ are popping up across the city ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšฆ#StaySafe
09/10/2020

Stay safe on #HouStreets if youโ€™re in the downtown area! โ›ˆ are popping up across the city ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšฆ#StaySafe

Did you know? The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall re-circulates 11,000 gallons of water per minute! That's enough to fill almo...
09/10/2020

Did you know? The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall re-circulates 11,000 gallons of water per minute! That's enough to fill almost 1,500 swimming pools in one day! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ’ง #HouWater

๐Ÿ“ธ credit: Uptown Houston

09/09/2020

Monica Vasquez is our #WomenCrushWednesday for coordinating major projects between #HoustonCityCouncil & #HouPublicWorks ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œโค #WCW #OneTeam

#TransportationTuesday is realizing people in #Houston learned to drive at Astroworld ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšฆ #HouStreets
09/08/2020

#TransportationTuesday is realizing people in #Houston learned to drive at Astroworld ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšฆ #HouStreets

09/07/2020

Happy #LaborDay! Our offices are closed today. Please call 311 if you need immediate assistance๐Ÿ˜„ #LaborDay2020

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Houston, TX
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