Who We Are:
The Department of Public Works is headed by the public works director. Staff in the department consists of 100 full-time employees, and several part-time and seasonal employees. The department consists of nine divisions including: Building Inspection, Engineering, Highway and Parks, Streetlights, Refuse and Recycling, Public Buildings, Central Garage, Water Utilities, and Water Pollution Control.
What We Do:
The Department of Public Works is tasked with efficiently providing essential public works services for the entire community with a commitment to enhance the living and working environment within the city.
The Department of Public Works provides services to East Providence residents in the areas of streets and sidewalks, parks and grounds maintenance, refuse and recycling collection, engineering services, water distribution, wastewater treatment and collection, and building code and inspection services. In addition, the Department is responsible for the maintenance of all city-owned buildings and maintenance of the city’s vehicles and equipment. The department coordinates streetlight repairs with National Grid.