The Facilities and Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining the Santa Fe Springs and Sylmar facilities, District vehicles, and District equipment. Staff members also perform vehicle modifications and special District projects.
The Department is comprised of a maintenance supervisor and four maintenance personnel specializing in automotive repair, welding, machining, carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical work.
Having in-house staff that specialize in maintenance and renovations of the buildings and vehicles allows the District to save taxpayer money and to stay effective in our mission to protect public health.
– Many projects involving vector control are done in-house and aren’t outsourced to vendors. Since we have the data, people and equipment, we can produce specialized tools that may cost us more money if we outsourced.
– Vehicle maintenance is done primarily by the Maintenance department. This includes retrofitting stock vehicles.
– The maintenance staff is able to create tools to improve vector control efficiency.
Another great example of efficiency and innovation is the installation of plows on our hard-tire Jeeps that control breeding sources in LA County’s sprawling channel and river systems. See the video below: