About the Department
The City of Loveland operates a full service Public Works Department that maintains many of the City’s infrastructure, including storm drainage systems, public parks, 101 lane miles of roadway and 80 miles of water main serving over 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 diverse public works functions. This provides variety to the public works employees but also provides the Public Works Director and his crew leaders 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 wide range of public works 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. For more information about City utilities, please visit the Utilities page.
Building & Zoning Department
The Building and Zoning Department is located in City Hall. For more information about obtaining a building permit, please visit the Building and Zoning Department page.
Requests for Proposals
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Water Tap & Meter Fees
For information on water tap and meter fees, please see the Utilities Documents and Downloads page.