The Engineering Division is responsible for planning, designing, and construction management of streets, bridges, sidewalks, sewer systems, flood control structures, Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) elimination programs, environmental remediation and brownfield redevelopment construction projects, and other special city construction projects.
Engineering also develops the specifications for construction and checks that the contractors are complying with those specifications. The Engineering Division manages between 35-70 million dollars in Capital Improvement projects annually. The CSO elimination program has received national awards. This program is designed to eliminate sanitary sewage discharge to the Grand and Red Cedar rivers during each heavy rainfall.