Public Works

Department Divisions

The department is divided into 5 divisions:

Duties & Responsibilities

The Public Works Department supervises the following:
  • Maintenance and repair of City Streets
  • Auto repair for all City owned vehicles
  • Noxious weed cutting
  • Ensures that Municipal sites and Parks are mowed, clean and safe
  • Refuse collection and disposal
  • Tree planting and pruning and removal
  • Proper flow of sanitary system to prevent back-ups from occurring

Refuse & Recycling

Refuse collection is handled by a private refuse contractor but the Public Works Department oversees the general operations. The Public Works Department supervises the City's recycling centers.

DPW will be hosting three free recycling events for residents this spring:

Shred Day, April 1 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Household Hazardous Waste Event, April 8, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Electronics Recycling Event, April 22, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

DPW will also be hosting a series of Clean-Up Saturdays on April 29, May 6, 13 and 20 for residents to drop off items they wish to dispose of without restriction. This includes but is not limited to: tires, paint, old furniture, lumber, loose lawn clippings, household hazardous waste items (motor oil, pesticides, drain cleaner), dirt and more. 

Drinking Water Testing Services

For residents that are concerned with their water quality in their homes, services are available for drinking water testing.
The Mount Clemens Water Filtration Plant Laboratory will conduct tests for coliform bacteria in drinking water for a fee of $17.00 per sample.  Information and forms can be found here.

The Michigan DEQ Laboratory will conduct tests for Lead and Copper levels in drinking water for a fee of $26.00 per sample.  Information and forms can be found here.

The EPA has created an informational flyer on actions you can take to reduce lead in drinking water in your home, available here 

EPA - Lead in Drinking Water