The Department of Public Works is comprised of four divisions: Administrative Services, Infrastructure Services, Operations and Water Works. Each division has a variety of responsibilities, ranging from special event permits to bike lanes to garbage collection to providing clean drinking water.
As the liaison between the public and elected officials, the Administrative Services Division diligently coordinates: transportation, environmental and economic development projects; budgets and contract management; media relations, special event permits and the DPW Call Center, ; and parking/parking-related activities; and much more. Visit the Administrative Services section to learn more.
As the largest of the all DPW divisions, Infrastructure Services Division is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all streets, alleys, bridges, public way lighting, traffic control signs and signals, sewers, and underground conduit systems; and overseeing the construction of water facilities. Visit the Infrastructure Services section to learn more.
The Operations Division provides Buildings & Fleet Services and Environmental Services. Responsible for solid waste collection and disposal, recycling and waste reduction, trees and landscaping, fleet maintenance and dispatch, support services to City facilities and snow and ice control, Operations is dedicated year-round to keeping Milwaukee clean, manicured and safe. Visit the Operations section to learn more.
Excellence in water quality, customer service, and infrastructure maintenance; and operational efficiency and consistent financial performance are the hallmarks of the Milwaukee Water Works, provider of high quality drinking water for Milwaukee and 15 communities in the region. Learn more about the utility by visiting its the Water Works website.