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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.

  • In 2003, DPW&P embarked on an ambitious task to rid the City of hundreds of abandoned vehicles littering our streets. With on-going reports from residents and patrols by Parking Control Officers, the DPW&P continues to remove these eyesores throughout our city. To report an abandoned vehicle, contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 or chat with us online at #keepworcesterclean - View Photo - Fri 03/27/2015 09:16 AM
  • Please be advised that the Water Department has shut down the water main on Salisbury Street from Forest Street to Beechmont Street while making repairs to a damaged hydrant. Residents in this area may experience some rusty water conditions as a result of this work. Thank you for your cooperation and please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300 with any questions or concerns. - Thu 03/26/2015 03:12 PM
  • Warm temperatures today paired with the rain in the forecast will help wash away some of the more tenacious snow piles left in the city. Please help #keepworcesterclean and reduce flooding complications caused by this snow melt by clearing your neighborhood catch basins to allow water to drain from the street. Catch basins do have a limited capacity and even cleared catch basins can't always drain the water as quickly as it comes in. Please be patient and allow the water time to drain from the street. If you do experience a flooding condition that impairs traffic or causes flooding on your property, please report this to DPW&P Customer Service by calling (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Thu 03/26/2015 09:51 AM
  • Many household items contain hazardous substances that pose health and environmental risks. These substances can leach into the ground water if poured down the drain, thrown in the trash or dumped directly on the ground. DPW&P will be holding a FREE household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, May 2nd at 1065 Millbury Street. By appointment only. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact DPW&P Customer Service (508) 929-1300. - Wed 03/25/2015 08:37 AM
  • Here's a short video of DPW&P crews filling potholes on Greenwood Street! - View Video - Tue 03/24/2015 01:55 PM


Filling Potholes with the DPW&P
Watch as our crews fill two potholes on Greenwood Street in Worcester, MA. Video taken 3/20/15. Questions or comments? Leave them below or contact us directly! Customer Service Center: (508) 929-1300
Time: 01:41

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