logo-public-worksThe Public Works Department primary concern is to provide clean and safe domestic drinking water to the entire community as well as all commercial buildings. Our Water and Waste Treatment plants are checked several times daily to insure water quality and distribution flows throughout the entire system. The quality of our water from the treatment plant and wells are tested monthly by our State Certified water technicians. Samples are taken to BSK Laboratories and Porterville Laboratories to insure water quality, these results are then sent to the EPA for review. The Public Works Department is also responsible for maintaining all BIA roads, paved and high country dirt roads, along with providing fire breaks in the lower community and in our upper country timber areas to protect our community and natural resources from wildland fire. Our department also fulfills work request throughout the year from the community and other commercial entities with the request and approval of Tribal Council. The Public Works Department is a need to assist the Tule River Tribal community with the vast growth of the Reservation, labors perform various task from traffic control to Indian Health Service sanitation facilities installations, Heavy equipment operators are also apart of these installation, as well as house pad excavations, compaction testing, trenching for electrical and propane installations. Many of our heavy equipment operators are cross trained on several types of equipment from Backhoes, Dozers, Motor Graders and Excavators, and other large construction type of equipment. The Public Works Department, oversees day to day operations runs in accordance with EPA water standards also Indian Health Service specification and requirements. Also sees that all Tule River Tribal Council and the Tribal Community needs are met. The Public Works Department plays an intricate roll with outside Federal Agencies in regards to obtaining federal funding from, Bureau of Indian Affairs (B.I.A.), Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) roads system, Indian Health Service (I.H.S.), Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) Public Works Department: 559.783.9594