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10/1/2015 - 10.1.15 Howard County Project to Repair Stormwater Pond READ MORE
9/25/2015 - 09.25.15 Howard County project to improve road crossing READ MORE
9/24/2015 - 09.24.15 CSX to begin maintenance of Hanover Road railroad crossing READ MORE
9/14/2015 - 09.14.15 Townhomes of Timberland water quality retrofit construction to begin READ MORE
8/19/2015 - 08.19.15 Burnside Drive Sidewalk Project to Begin READ MORE
8/13/2015 - 08.13.15 Little Patuxent Interceptor Sewer Rehabilitation Continues READ MORE
8/12/2015 - 08.12.15 Assateague Drive Sidewalk Project to Begin READ MORE
8/3/2015 - 08.03.15 Elkridge Pump Station Upgrade to Begin READ MORE
7/28/2015 - 07.28.15 Grace Drive Water Main Loop to Begin READ MORE
7/27/2015 - 07.27.15 Fire Protection Project to Begin READ MORE

Department of Public Works

Vision Statement:


Advancing the quality of life for our community by providing an exceptional level of public service. 


Director's Office 

Employees coordinate the daily administrative functions, customer service, the capital improvement program and real estate services such as developers' agreements and Metropolitan District incorporations.

Bureau of Engineering  

Employees design the county's capital projects, implement state and federal traffic control regulations, and ensure that public works projects are constructed according to standards and specifications.

Bureau of Environmental Services  

Employees operate the county landfill, implement and manage recycling programs, oversee residential trash collections, and administer storm water management.

Bureau of Facilities  

Employees maintain all county-owned buildings and supporting generators from routine repairs to complex renovations. Facilities’ engineering staff design and follow through on capital projects till completion.

Bureau of Highways  

Employees maintain county-owned roadways, bridges and drainage facilities. They repair potholes, remove snow, unclog pipes, plant trees, mow rights of way, erect guardrails, replace curbs, fix traffic signals, and install street name signs.

Bureau of Utilities  

Employees provide clean drinking water, fire protection, sanitary sewer service for homes and businesses within the Metropolitan District, provide sewage treatment, and implement programs for water quality and resource conservation.