DPW (Department of Public Works)
WHAT WE DO
The Department of Public Works has myriad responsibilities; Central Maintenance, and the Engineering, Highway & Traffic, Parks & Forestry, and Water Divisions all have their own pages specifically outlining what they do.
In general, the responsibilities of the DPW include:
- Maintaining City infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, water, sewer, building maintenance, and storm water systems.
- Maintaining all green space areas, including trees, parks, benches, municipal cemeteries, the Greenfield River Swimming & Recreation area, and splash pad at Hillside Park.
- Maintaining 120 miles of roadways and 78 miles of sidewalks.
- Fabricating street signs and painting crosswalks and stop bars.
- Maintaining parking meters and kiosks.
- Filling potholes, digging trenches, paving, crack sealing, street sweeping, and snow/sanding operations.
- Operating the Transfer Station.
- Curbside collection of rubbish and recycling, and daily transportation of recycling and rubbish to processing centers.
- Maintaining the City's water supply (including treatment and distribution), 103 miles of water mains, 1,029 fire hydrants, and 5,697 water services.
- Performing hydrant flushing.