Public Works

Public works includes those departments that build and maintain public infrastructure like roads, wastewater treatment facilities, parks, and flood mitigation structures. These departments also administer zoning, development review, provide oversight of County-owned real property, and manage large-scale public building projects. 

Public Works departments also operate parks, maintain open spaces, oversee conservation of natural resources, and administer federal, state, and local environmental policies. They are:

Development Services 

Performs land planning and building and site permitting activities within unincorporated Pima County. It assists residents in building and maintaining safe and sustainable communities by providing helpful, timely and quality services.

Department of Environmental Quality

Monitors air and water quality and hazardous and solid waste programs that minimize waste and prevent pollution. PDEQ also provides public outreach, education, and citizens' assistance; processes environmental permits; and responds to public complaints and inquiries with investigations and enforcement.

Regional Flood Control District

Involved in a variety of flood monitoring, flood control and natural resource management activities, and performs floodplain management activities within unincorporated portions of Pima County

Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

Operates and maintains 49 parks, 25 trailheads, 13 community centers, nine pools, seven dog parks, six shooting, archery, and clay target ranges, five BMX/Skate Parks, The Loop, three equestrian arenas, hundreds of miles of trails for recreational pleasure, and more than 250,000 acres of conservation lands open to outdoor recreation pursuits. NRPR also provides recreational and environmental educational programs for all age groups. 
Road repair

Office of Sustainability and Conservation

Works to promote a sustainable and livable community and the conservation of Pima County’s natural and cultural resources policies that promote the environmental, social, and economic well-being of the region. 

The Chuck Huckelberry Loop

Is a 130-mile system of paved, shared-use paths and short segments of buffered bike lanes connecting the Rillito, Santa Cruz, and Pantano River Parks with the Julian Wash and the Harrison Road Greenway.

Transportation Department

Oversees the design, reconstruction, maintenance and operations of nearly 2,200 miles of roadways and infrastructure throughout unincorporated Pima County. This includes hundreds of bridges and drainage structures, street lights, traffic signs, traffic signals, bicycle facilities and public art throughout the County’s transportation system.

Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department

Provides management, operations and maintenance, and design services of the sanitary sewer system, including the conveyance and treatment infrastructure, which includes more than 3,400 miles of sewer conveyance piping, 29 pump stations, two metropolitan water reclamation facilities and seven sub-regional facilities.
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