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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.

  • 11/17/17: Tomorrow, Saturday 11/18/2017 DPW Water Operations will be shutting off the water main in Hope Ave. from Southbridge St. to Webster St. to replace two broken valves. The water main shutdown will start at about 7:30-8 AM and the water should be turned back on by about 4 PM. The streets and area affected by the shut down are as follows. * Hope Avenue - the entire street * Trowbridge Circuit - the entire street * Evers Street - the entire street * Seneca Street - the entire street * Dighton Street - the entire street * Walcott Street the entire street (this is the street that the Polar facility is on) * Tracy Place - the entire street * Southbridge Street, Auburn - several businesses on a small section of Southbridge Street in Auburn will be shut off. They include Atlas Distributing, Omni Hose Co., the Polar warehouse facility and one other business in the old T-Bird bowl building. - View Photo - Fri 11/17/2017 04:48 PM
  • DPW Leaf Collection is progressing through the City: Red areas are complete. Green areas are ongoing or next. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1JQNsMUHvNOPYOyVL6Qn__sa1ddXpwI_e&usp=sharing - View Link - Fri 11/17/2017 03:49 PM
  • On Monday, November 20, DPW will begin collecting leaves in the following areas. Please obey all posted No Parking signs. Cars interfering with collection will be ticketed. Brush and branches will not be collected. - View Photo - Fri 11/17/2017 12:51 PM
  • Fall Leaf Collection Status updated: More Routes Complete! (in Red) Route 19 Now in Green (Pick-up will begin there soon): https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1JQNsMUHvNOPYOyVL6Qn__sa1ddXpwI_e&usp=sharing - View Link - Thu 11/16/2017 05:27 PM
  • On Saturday, November 18, DPW will begin collecting leaves in the following areas. Please obey all posted No Parking signs. Cars interfering with collection will be ticketed. Brush and branches will not be collected. - View Photo - Thu 11/16/2017 05:26 PM
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