From the Desk of the City Manager – March 2018
As we continue to make strides this year our focus is on maintaining a high level of service to you, our residents and businesses. Public Works projects are one of Councils’ highest priorities. As we constantly continue to upgrade and repair our infrastructure throughout the City, identify structural improvements, and keep the City water safe for residents and visitors.
No one wants to drink brown water or shower in it, people should not be afraid of it: normally when brown water is visible in your home it could be one of three causes: 1.) a fire hydrant may be damaged somewhere within the City, 2.) a break in a nearby water line, or 3.) perhaps the fire department is fighting a fire close by and is using a hydrant. When a large amount of pressure is added to the water line, the water turns brown because the water pressure scours the lining inside the water lines.
If you see a damaged fire hydrant, please call 911 so appropriate action can be taken. If you see brown water, please call the City to see what may have caused the disturbance in the water lines.
Work was completed to repair and clean a collapsed water line and sewer lines on Long Beach Blvd. Emergency repairs to Well number 8 is underway to restore full functionality. Well number 9 has shown positive samples after being taken offline for required procedures. The City is working hard to have both wells working at peak performance.
In additon to maintaining the Citys’ water quality, and ensure saftey for pedestrians, Public Works staff stripped and repainted faded pedestrian crosswalks to ensure safety for pedestrians. City Council approved a new roof replacement for Bateman Hall. Bateman Hall’s current roofing which is damaged and in dire need of repair.
We are also planning to plant approximately 180 trees throughout the City. Planting new trees around the City will not only enhance the streets but will also have a postive impact on the environment. The trees will grow nicely in the summer months to come.
We continue to improve the safety and quality of life for our residents, by moving forward with improvements that add value service, and increase community involvement. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at CMoffice@lynwood.ca.us. To sign-up for City Manager updates, go to the City website at www.lynwood.ca.us and click on the “ From the Desk of the City Manager” button.