Utility Engineering

The Utility Engineering Department, also known as Sewer Administration, of the McAllen Public Utility provides technical planning, oversight and inspection of water and wastewater infrastructure projects and also supports the Utility’s operations staff, who operates the treatment plants and pipeline systems.

To ensure our systems develop according to a high standard and an overall, long-term plan, we guide the consultants and developers who design most of our new treatment facilities, pipelines and pump stations. Our engineering staff also produces designs in-house for some of the smaller-scale infrastructure projects. Once a design is approved, we inspect the construction work, making sure it is built according to design.

The Utility Engineering branch is composed of two licensed professional engineers, a developmental activities specialist, a computer draftsman, two construction inspectors, a grant writer, and the Assistant to the Utility Board Secretary.