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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.

  • Please be advised, the Water Department has shut down the water main on Silver St. for an emergency repair. Area residents may experience no water, rusty water or low water pressure. If you have questions, please call DPW&P Customer Service at 508-929-1300. - Wed 12/07/2016 12:02 PM
  • Due to the weather, the yard waste drop-off sites are closed today (12/7). The site at 1065 Millbury Street will be accepting household recyclables (i.e. paper, cardboard and plastic containers #1-7) from 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM. The site is only open for recycling, no yard waste will be accepted today. Proof of Worcester residency is required. For questions, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Wed 12/07/2016 08:33 AM
  • The yard waste drop-off sites will be closed tomorrow (12/7) due to the predicted inclement weather. For questions, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - Tue 12/06/2016 02:28 PM
  • Lakes, rivers and ponds are starting to freeze, but this does not mean the ice is strong enough to walk on. Here are some ice safety tips to keep in mind during the winter months. - View Photo - Tue 12/06/2016 08:00 AM
  • Winter sand is currently available at the following locations: * 1065 Millbury Street * Clark Street (near the intersection of Clark/E. Mountain Sts.) * DPW Yard at 24 Albany Street Sand is for residential use only and must be loaded by bucket. NO truck loads, please. For questions, contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - View Photo - Mon 12/05/2016 08:35 AM
  • To report an issue, please contact DPW&P Customer Service at (508) 929-1300. - View Link - Mon 12/05/2016 08:08 AM
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