PWE Public Notices
Construction Branch Inspector Opportunities
The Construction Branch of the Engineering and Construction Division within the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering (PWE) Department is responsible for providing inspection services for infrastructure projects as part of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), and is continually looking to fill inspector positions with qualified and experienced individuals. Read for more details.
Easement Reverter Procedure
Below are guidelines with instructions on how to submit a request to the City of Houston, Public Works and Engineering Department to acknowledge the reversion of an easement deed which contains reverter language.
Engineering Standards Section
The Engineering Standards Section (SRC), in the Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE) has been established to review, revise, and update PWE's Standards and Documents. Public input and participation is requested by the submittal of proposals for suggested changes, comments, recommendations and other information. The process will accomplish review of all documents within a five year cycle.
Located in this directory is a list of Floodplain Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.
Hydraulics and Hydrology Resources
Download engineering software, utilities and more for FREE.
Joint Referral Committee
Application to request the JRC to consider either the abandonment and sale of a street, alley, or easement by the City of Houston or an encroachment agreement allowing you to maintain a building, or other permanent structure within a city street.
Monitoring Well program Description
The Office of the City Engineer Branch is designated by The City of Houston to administer and enforce city ordinances pertaining to the construction, alteration, maintenance, and destruction of monitoring wells and soil borings within the city's right of way.
Service and Information
P.O. Box 4863 / Houston, TX 77210-4863
Questions regarding rebates, please call: 832-395-2682.
Questions regarding water bills, please call: 713-371-1400.
Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Program
This directory contains information regarding the NSR Program. With the implementation of Rebuild Houston, petitions are no longer being accepted for the reconstruction of Local Residential Streets.
Product Approval Committee
Located in this directory are lists of Standard Products by discipline. Each area within the Engineering, Construction and Real Estate (ECRE) Division will have a list of approved products and are currently approved for download:
PWE - 100
In order to be considered for professional architectural and engineering services with the City of Houston , Department of Public Works and Engineering, a firm must be qualified.
Safe Sidewalk Program
For the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Houston, the Safe Sidewalk Program (SSP) provides sidewalks and ramps within the public right-of-way for pedestrians to use around schools and major thoroughfares and to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.
Standard Professional Services Contracts
The three-phase contract forms are used for contracts in which the engineering consultant will perform phase I preliminary engineering services, phase II engineering design services and/or phase III construction phase services.
Substitute Service Line Program
For the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Houston, the Substitute Service Line Program (SSLP) provides water and wastewater service line relocations (substitute services) to water or wastewater mains within the public right-of-way.
Utility Relocation Ordinance Program
The City of Houston Utility Relocation Ordinance Program was adopted by City Council in April 2005 to establish a utility relocation policy for the City of Houston; amending Chapter 40 of the Code of Ordinances to set forth policies and procedures for the relocation of facilities located within the public rights-of-way to accommodate Public Works construction projects. The program is intended to promote cooperation from private utility owners where the relocation of their facilities are necessary to accommodate public improvement projects.