City Clean Up Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow After Heavy Rains

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation and disinfection of two Sanitary Sewer Overflow’s (SSO) that occurred as a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall on December 26 and December 27, 2018. The overflows affected Mauk Branch Creek and Horne Branch Creek, and are located near:

• Little & South Main Street (Horne Branch Creek)
• 700 Block of Forest Circle (Mauk Branch Creek)

City Officials will continue to comply with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe. There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect and test samples in the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

FY18 Drainage Improvements at Longworth Boulevard

Design is underway for grading and drainage improvements along Longworth Boulevard extending from West Camp Wisdom Road to Nature Drive. These improvements will provide for grading improvements to facilitate surface drainage on the southern side of Longworth Boulevard, including driveway reconstruction and culvert removal and/or replacement within the right-of-way, as necessary, from West Camp Wisdom to nature Drive. Construction of these improvements is scheduled for spring 2019. The Street Maintenance Division will perform this work in-house.

FY18 Drainage Improvements at Longworth Blvd.- Map

FY18 Pump Station and Water Tank Improvements

Water quality improvements are being designed for the Danieldale pump station and ground storage tanks. The Danieldale pump station was built in 1977, making it approximately 41 years old. The pump house meter vault valve will be replaced, the mixers and ladders in both ground storage tanks will be rehabilitated, and security improvements and updates will be made to comply with state and federal regulations. The new tank mixer will allow water operations staff to better regulate and maintain chlorine levels and keep water in the tank mixed so it stays fresh, allowing us to maintain our superior water quality for the City. Construction of these improvements will be phased over two years beginning in spring 2020. The estimated cost of these improvements is $2,500,000.00.

FY18 Pump Station and Water Tank Improvements- Map

FY18 Water and Wastewater Master Plan

With the adoption of the Citywide Comprehensive Plan, a Water and Wastewater Master Plan is required in order to synchronize the City’s infrastructure with the City’s vision for the future. The Comprehensive Plan identified ten opportunity areas in the City for future growth and redevelopment. The Water and Wastewater Master Plans will ensure these opportunity areas receive appropriate infrastructure to meet their proposed future use. The Water and Wastewater Master Plans are scheduled for completion by fall 2019.

FY18 Highway U.S. 67 Landscaping

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is reconstructing U.S. Highway 67 (US 67) from Belt Line Road in Cedar Hill through Duncanville to Interstate Highway 20 (IH-20). The expected reconstruction completion date is summer 2019. The cities of Duncanville and Cedar Hill partnered to hire a landscape architect to prepare a master plan for landscaping and lighting, gateways, hardscape, entryway, and other amenities along the US 67 corridor south of IH-20. Working with the landscape architect, the cities are pursuing Green Ribbon Grant funding from TxDOT for the landscaping portion of the master plan. The City of Duncanville has since entered into a professional services agreement for detailed landscape and hardscape design plans based on the landscape master plan to provide aesthetic treatments along the US 67 corridor. These improvements will provide a significant impact on branding the City of Duncanville consistent with the vision of the City Council and the newly adopted Citywide Comprehensive Plan.

FY18 Pipebursting Program

Pipebursting has been completed for various locations in the Forest Hills, Presidential Estates, Flame East, and Danieldale Acres subdivisions. Approximately 29,980 linear feet of substandard 6- and 8-inch sanitary sewer were pipeburst with 8-inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE) sewer pipe and adjacent private sewer laterals were replaced. The project repaired structural and capacity deficiencies, preventing rainwater and/or groundwater inflow and infiltration, and minimizes sanitary sewer overflows, reduces sewage treatment costs, and reduces future sewer system maintenance costs. A construction contract was awarded to Vortex Turnkey Solutions LLC of Houston, Texas, for $699,070.50 on September 4, 2018. Construction began in November 2018..

FY18 Pipebursting Program- Map

Christmas Tree Drop Off & Recycling Program

The City of Duncanville will pro­vide Christmas tree recycling beginning December 29 through January 31st at the Service Center located at 330 Shady Trail. Residents may drop off their trees in the grassy area by the existing mulch pile on Shady Trail near Main Street (there will be signage to direct you to the area). Christmas trees must be free of lights and decorations and cannot be in any type of wrap, especially plastic. The mulch is provided free to residents. For more informa­tion, contact the Service Center at 972-780-4900.

FY17 Water Utility Improvements

Water line improvements were completed on West Vinyard Road, West Daniel Street and West Nance Street on July 2, 2018. The service lines were built in the 1940s, making them approximately 75 years old. A total of 1,205 linear feet of 2-inch cast iron water pipe was replaced with 8-inch PVC water line from Main Street to Avenue C.  La Banda LLC of Dallas completed the construction.  The total project cost, including design and testing, was $211,310.08.

Amending Commercial Vehicles Definition & Restricting Parking on Unimproved Surfaces in Non-Residential Areas

On December 19, 2017, the Duncanville City Council adopted ordinances amending the definition of commercial vehicles (Ordinance No. 2331) and restricting parking on unimproved surfaces in non-residential areas (Ordinance No. 2332).

The City Code Officers will issue warnings for both ordinances until enforcement begins on April 1, 2018.

Click here for detailed ordinance information