Public Works

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As the Public Works Department, we design, build, operate, maintain, clean, and improve the City's infrastructure and public rights-of-way including streets, storm drains, parks, water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment. We facilitate environmental compliance including stormwater pollution prevention, sustainability, protection of public trees, and floodplain administration. In addition, the Department of Public Works is a key responding agency in emergencies involving the City's infrastructure, as well as weather-related emergencies and other disasters that have the potential for adverse impacts to public health or the environment.

Your Department of Public Works is committed to responding to the needs of our community by providing the public systems necessary to create, enhance, and protect the quality of life that is uniquely St. Helena.

Public Works Operations staff maintain roads, parks, fleet vehicles and equipment, the City's wastewater treatment facility, and water distribution system. Operations consists of: 

  • Government Buildings
  • Stormwater
  • Streets
  • Trees
  • Parks 
  • Water Treatment & Distribution
  • Wastewater Treatment & Distribution

Public Works Engineering staff coordinate and supervise the design and construction of the City's public facilities including issuing Calls for Bids and Requests for Proposals, negotiating contracts, and making recommendations for award. We coordinate interdepartmental activities related to the design and construction of projects and supervise and inspect construction contracts throughout the life of the project. 

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