Water department moves to DPW building

TAYLOR – In an effort to consolidate and centralize staff, the city’s Water and Sewer Department is moving its entire operations from City Hall to the Department of Public Works, 25605 North Line Road at Beech Daly.

Part of the Water and Sewer staff – field operations, for example – already was at the DPW prior to the move. Moving administration, billing and the rest of the department under one roof will benefit city operations, according to Water Department Director Craig Lyon.

Personnel began moving Wednesday and all staff should be relocated to the DPW by tomorrow.

Lyon said there will be no change in the level of service for water customers. Rather than driving to City Hall, residents will instead go to the DPW.

“Should a resident need a bill or pay a bill, they will be able to do so at the DPW or at the Treasurer’s Office at City Hall,” he said. “However, if a resident needs to schedule a final water meter read or turnoff or pay a tap fee, these activities will now be performed at the DPW.”     To help communicate the move, there are various postings around City Hall indicating that the Water and Sewer Department is relocating. Water customers will receive a notice about the move in future bills.

The notice also is posted on the city Web site, www.cityoftaylor.com, and on the city’s local access cable television channel.