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Public Works Department

The City of Katy’s Public Works Department is responsible for the water distribution, wastewater/sanitary sewer collection and treatment, drainage, streets, public right-of-way, and City fleet maintenance. Over 50 miles of paved streets are continuously maintained, repaired, cleaned, swept and improved. City Administration guides the planned improvement projects of City infrastructure throughout the City, including, but not limited to street overlay, redesigning of drainage and Utility facilities.  

A high standard of permitting and inspections are maintained by professional City staff, who are knowledgeable in City Building and Construction Codes, This ensures provisions for the safety, health, welfare, protection and benefit of the whole Katy community. The City’s Code Enforcement Office 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 fleet are maintained  by skilled crews and is a vital component of all City operations.

Our well-maintained and state-approved water plants provide quality drinking water for the citizens of Katy and our wastewater treatment plant is compliant with sewage collection and treatment for the City, both at reasonable cost to customers.

Elaine LutringerLutringer, Elaine

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.


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