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4/24/2015 - 04.24.15 Old Frederick Road sewer extension project to begin READ MORE
4/23/2015 - 04.23.15 North Ridge storm water pond repair project to begin READ MORE
4/14/2015 - 04.14.15 Maryland Route 175/Oakland Mills Road interchange construction to begin READ MORE
3/26/2015 - 03.26.15 Howard County Department of Public Works to host public meeting on Ilchester Road Water Main Replacement READ MORE
3/24/2015 - 03.24.15 Northgate Woods Storm Water Pond Repair to Begin READ MORE
3/23/2015 - 03.23.15 Dorsey Hall stream restoration underway READ MORE
3/13/2015 - 03.13.15 Elkridge Water Main Replacement to Begin READ MORE
3/12/2015 - 03.12.15 Court Avenue Construction to Begin in Ellicott City READ MORE
3/4/2015 - 03.04.15 Bureau of Utilities maintenance yard construction to begin READ MORE
2/12/2015 - 02.12.15 Howard County offers tips on how to keep pipes from freezing as temperatures dip 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.