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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.

  • September 19, 2017: DPW&P Water Division will be shutting down a water main on Shrewsbury Street, from Via to Cross Street. Residences in the area may experience no water, low pressure or rusty water. - View Photo - Tue 09/19/2017 02:16 PM

    Update: The water main on Shrewsbury St. has been turned back on. Area residents may experience residual rusty water. - Tue 09/19/2017 04:23 PM
  • September 19, 2017: DPW&P Water Division is doing a hydrant flow test in the area of 40 Grand St. Area residents may experience rusty water. - View Photo - Tue 09/19/2017 10:55 AM
  • September 15, 2017: Residents in the area of Shore Drive, Indian Hill Road, New Bond Street, C Street, Ararat Street and West Boylston Drive may experience rusty water due to ongoing water repair at Saint Gobain (1 New Bond St.). - View Photo - Fri 09/15/2017 04:39 PM
  • The Department of Public Works & Parks advises motorists that there will be traffic delays at the following locations where resurfacing or sewer related construction activity will take place during the week of September 18, 2017. The usual hours of work will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. - View Link - Fri 09/15/2017 11:12 AM
  • 09/13/17- Worcester DPW&P will be shutting down the water main on Lake Ave from #476 to #494, at the northern end of Bay Edge Drive and Suntaug Road. The shutdown will start at 9:00 AM and is expected to be completed by 3:00 PM. Area residences may experience no water, rusty water or low pressure. - View Photo - Wed 09/13/2017 08:14 AM
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