Public Works Department
The City of Katy’s Public Works Department is responsible for the water, wastewater/sanitary sewer, drainage, streets, sanitation, permits and inspections, grounds and vehicle maintenance. Over 50 miles of paved streets are continuously maintained, repaired, cleaned, swept and improved. There is an ongoing program of annual street overlay projects in all areas of the City. More than 500 street lights enhance the safety of the City streets, with the number of lights steadily increasing.
A high standard of permitting and inspections are enforced by a staff knowledgeable of City Building and Construction Codes, which provides for the safety, health, welfare, protection and benefit of the property owners. The City’s Code Enforcement Officer works to ensure that health and zoning regulations are maintained. Violations for unsafe or unsanitary conditions can be reported using the Code Enforcement Complaint Form. City facilities, grounds and vehicle maintenance are tended by skilled crews and is a vital component of all City operations.
Our well-maintained, modern and state-approved water plants furnish fresh, potable water for the citizens of Katy, and our wastewater treatment plant provides satisfactory sewage collection and disposal for the City, both at reasonable cost to customers.
Elaine Lutringer started her municipal career with the City of El Campo from 1990 to 1999. She joined the City of Katy Permits Department in 1999 and was part of the team that worked on permitting Katy Mills Mall.
During the ensuing years, she was involved in several new residential and commercial developments. In 2006, Elaine was promoted to Public Works Director where she continues to ensure that citizens’ needs are met.
Elaine has enjoyed raising both of her children in the Katy community and seeing them graduate from Katy High School. Elaine loves spending time with her family, which includes two wonderful granddaughters.