The Department of Public Infrastructure, established in 2003, was the formation of a single construction element for all underground utilities within the City properties and street layouts. The Department was reorganized from the original DPW to eliminate redundant activities from the Water Department, Highways Department, and former Wastewater Division.
The combining of these utilities ultimately resulted in a $1.6 million dollar savings by combining resources into one department, increasing efficiencies while reducing overheads.
The Department of Public Infrastructure consists of five divisions; water, wastewater, highways engineering and cemeteries.
The water and wastewater divisions are both enterprise funds and are successfully self supported through sewer and water fees. (Water and Sewer Fees)
The highways and engineering divisions are general fund obligation and are funded through the City’s tax levy.
The primary focus & responsibilities of the Department’s divisions are listed under their separate categories.