Public Works

Duties of the Department

The Department of Public Works helps keep the City of Portland moving each day with many areas of responsibility. We collect your garbage and recycling, clear your streets of ice and snow in the winter, help maintain the city's sewer system, build your sidewalks, manage the city's traffic lights and street signage, and the list goes on.
  1. Preble Street Sewer Separation Phase 1

    Portland’s Water Resources Division, in keeping with the City’s EPA Consent Decree and Combined Sewer Overflow long term control plan, is preparing to start construction of a sewer separation project located within Preble Street Extension and Marginal Way Read on...
  2. USM Roundabout Public Art Meeting - March 21, 2019

    The Portland Public Art Committee (PPAC) announces a public meeting on Thursday, March 21 on the topic of artwork selection for the new roundabout on Brighton Avenue. Read on...
  3. Franklin Street Pump Station Improvement Project update

    The Water Resources Division, is rebuilding Franklin St Pump Station as part of the City’s Consent Decree with Maine DEP and USEPA. During the design-development phase of the project, hazardous materials were found in some of the building materials. Read on...
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