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. Woodford Street Sewer Separation Project Public Notice

    The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. This project will separate the existing combined sewer in Woodford Street to a separate sanitary sewer and stormwater drain. Read on...
  2. Neighborhood Meeting: State Street - Marginal Way Sewers

    Public Works will be hosting a public meeting on the State Street - Marginal Way Sewer Separation project on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6 pm in the King Middle School Library Read on...
  3. Deering Street Sewer Separation Project Public Notice

    This is an update to the ongoing sewer separation project on Deering Street Read on...
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