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10/8/2014 - 10.8.14 Help Improve Howard County’s Water Quality, Watershed Enhancement Grant Applications Now Available READ MORE
10/21/2014 - 10.21.14 Oyster Shell Recycling Program Now at Howard County’s Alpha Ridge Landfill READ MORE
10/13/2014 - 10.13.14 Howard County Continues Watershed Protection Program with Southview Road Stream Restoration Project READ MORE
10/6/2014 - 10.6.14 Howard County Continues Watershed Protection Program with Pebble Beach Drive Pond Improvements READ MORE
10/2/2014 - 10.2.14 Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant Back-Up Generator Project to Begin READ MORE
9/26/2014 - 09.26.14 Howard County Continues Watershed Protection Program with Towering Oak Path Outfall Improvement Project READ MORE
9/19/2014 - 09.18.14 Howard County Receives Project of the Year Awards from County Engineers Association of Maryland(2) READ MORE
9/18/2014 - 09.18.14 Howard County Receives Project of the Year Awards from County Engineers Association of Maryland READ MORE
9/17/2014 - 09.17.14 Ellicott City Sidewalk and Crosswalk Project to Begin READ MORE
9/9/2014 - 09.09.14 Furnace Avenue Sewer Improvements 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.