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Public Works and General Services
Dave Whalen, PE
Public Works Director

595 Silver Lace Blvd.
Fernley, NV  89408

Ph: 775.784.9910
After hours: 775.575.3383
Fx: 775.784.9966

Monday – Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Public Works and General Services Department includes the following divisions:

  • Water Treatment
  • Water Distribution
  • Waste Water
  • Streets and Storm Drains
  • Parks and General Services (including Vector Control)
  • Engineering and Administration

The Department is responsible for operation, maintenance and improvement of all publicly owned infrastructures, including:

  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Parks and Open Space
  • Streets and Sidewalks
  • Street Lights, Traffic Signals, and Signage
    • Some school zone lights are maintained by Lyon County School District
  • Storm Drain Infrastructure
  • Groundwater Conveyance System
  • Water Tanks, Pump Stations and Wells
  • Treated Water Distribution System
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Waste Water Collection Piping and Lift Stations
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant

In addition to operation and maintenance of City owned infrastructure, the Vector Control Program is located within the Public Works and General Services umbrella.

Public Works Engineering and Administration provides the following services to the community:

  • Civil Improvement Plan Review
  • Grading Permits
  • Encroachment Permits
  • Public Improvement Inspection and Acceptance
  • Facility and Park Reservations
  • City Engineering Services
  • Capital Improvement Projects
  • Water Rights Dedications

    Public Works is committed to provide for the management and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure.

    Public Works Design Standards
    June 13, 2008, the Public Works Department released the latest revision to our design standards. They may also be purchased from the City for $40. 
  • Standard details in 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches format
  • For Federally Funded projects the following updates to the Standard Details are provided

          Standard Details as Amended for Federal Projects 24” x 36” Plan Sheets

          164 Type I C G

Current Public Works Bids