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“Corral the Grease” at its Source

Take a minute to properly dispose of grease, and other items that can clog your plumbing. You and your family may not have to ever use the plunger again!

WaterWorks Water Festival

Each year, the education center celebrates our most precious natural resource with a water festival. Our engaging water professionals and environmental exhibitors share information about our water supply, water and wastewater systems and the importance of water conservation with festival attendees. The 25th Annual Water Festival will be held on May 11, 2018 at Discovery Green.

Water Resources

Veronica R. Osegueda, Division Manager

This group provides contract administration, regulatory support services and oversees the review of all water district creations and annexations within the corporate limits of the City of Houston and its extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ).


Visitor Information

Admission is free and by appointment only. Field trips are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with the last appointment at 3:00 p.m. The Center is closed weekends and all City of Houston holidays. All other times are by special arrangement.

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.

Transtar Executive Branch

The City is an important partner in Houston TranStar, a multi-agency collaboration that provides a coordinated approach to transportation and emergency management throughout an eight-county region surrounding Houston. Drivers seeking information about travel times, highway construction or incidents on major roadways can find everything they need at Houston TranStar's award-winning web site. Houston TranStar, led by Executive Director Jack Whaley, combines the resources of the City of Houston, Harris County, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, and the Texas Department of Transportation, and serves as the region's transportation and emergency management center.

Traffic Management Branch

Khang M. Nguyen, P.E., PTOEAssistant Director

The Traffic Management Branch is responsible for performing engineering studies, plan reviews, & field investigations related to traffic safety, traffic counts, street lighting, school zones, speed humps, railroad safety & quiet zones, view obstructions, neighborhood cut-through traffic, and Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects. This branch also manages street and lane closure permits, develops general speed & school zone ordinances, and coordinates with HPD to help alleviate traffic congestion hot spots under the Mobility Response Team (MRT). Additionally, the Traffic Management Branch performs various functions relating to system operations, including signal design, modifications & timing, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) development. The branch is governed by Chapter 15 of the Department of Public Works & Engineering's Infrastructure Design Manual.

Traffic Maintenance Branch

Johana Clark, P.E.,PTOE, Assistant Director

The Traffic Maintenance Branch is responsible for maintaining various transportation infrastructure for the City of Houston, including traffic signals, school zone flashers, traffic signs, freeway lights & under bridge lights, and pavement markings.  Operational 24 hours per day, this branch also performs preventative maintenance on signals and beacons and minor construction projects. The Branch encourages all issues with traffic control devices, from signs with graffiti to signal timing problems, be reported to 311.

Traffic Division Project

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Signalized Crossing

toucan project image1What is a “TOUCAN” bicycle and pedestrian signalized crossing?