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 St Sewer Separation phase 2 update

    On September 19, 2019 the Preble St between Marginal Way and Lancaster Street will reopen to traffic. Preble St from Oxford to Cumberland will be closed for sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main construction. See map...
  2. Sewer Inspections - Smoke Testing

    Flow Assessment Services will be inspecting areas of the sewer system utilizing "smoke." The "smoke" is not harmful. It is odorless, non-toxic, and harmless to humans, pets, plants, food, and material goods. Read on...
  3. Preble Street Playing Fields – Geotechnical Investigation

    The Department of Public Works will conduct a geotechnical investigation under the Preble Street playing fields beginning the week of September 9, 2019. Read on...
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