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Public Works & Parks

Public Works & Parks

The mission of the Department of Public Works and Parks is to maintain the City's water, sewer and street and traffic systems for the protection of the public's safety and to maintain all city parks, playgrounds, beaches and street trees, as well as maintaining the cemetery and public buildings so as to improve the quality of life for all the citizens of Worcester.

The Department of Public Works and Parks endeavors to provide effective street and traffic control maintenance, deliver safe, potable drinking water, proper maintenance at the cemetery, provide well maintained parks and beaches, including a golf course, effective building management oversight and structural expertise, properly dispose of sewage and collect and dispose of residential solid waste efficiently and economically.

DPW&P is here for you all year round, ready to solve your public works problems, direct you, or just answer your questions.

Latest News

The latest news via the City of Worcester DPW&P Facebook Page.

  • June 26, 2017: The DPW&P Water Division has shut down the water main on Joppa Rd., from #29 to the dead end, for an emergency repair. Area residents may experience no water, rusty water or low water pressure. - Mon 06/26/2017 10:22 AM
  • June 26, 2017: The DPW&P Water Division has shut down the water main on Houghton Street from Palm Street to Acton Street for emergency repair. Area residents may experience no water, rusty water or low water pressure. - Mon 06/26/2017 09:17 AM
  • Please be advised of the preventative treatment for harmful algal blooms at Indian Lake on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. - View Photo - Fri 06/23/2017 03:21 PM
  • Summer is officially here! The water parks at East Park (Cristoforo Colombo Park) and Greenwood Park are opening today. The facilities will be open seven days a week, from noon- 7:00 PM until Labor Day. - View Photo - Wed 06/21/2017 08:47 AM
  • Yesterday's main break caused discolored water throughout much of the city. The water remains safe to use, but if you still have rusty water today please contact Customer Service by phone: (508) 929-1300, email: dpw@worcesterma.gov, Livechat or online: http://www.worcesterma.gov/e-services/customer-service-center - View Link - Tue 06/20/2017 09:12 AM
  • Update on Lamartine Street water main break: The DPW&P Water Division has repaired the water main on Lamartine Street. Work is underway to resolve rusty water issues, including running selected hydrants. - Mon 06/19/2017 04:44 PM
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