Public Works Department

Welcome to the Fitchburg Department of Public Works (DPW). Go to the "Street Division" page for the Spring 2016 paving schedule and Spring 2016 street sweeping schedule.
Mission Statement

The mission of the DPW is to provide efficient, cost effective, high quality service relative to the operation, maintenance, planning, review and construction of public works infrastructure for the City of Fitchburg.

The DPW functions to provide safe travel over city streets and walkways, environmental stewardship through the treatment and distribution of high quality potable water, efficient conveyance and treatment of wastewater, and the management of storm water to meet environmental standards. DPW assists and promotes the economic development and sustainable growth of the city through maintenance of City assets, the plan review process, mapping and related engineering services. DPW promotes quality of life in Fitchburg by providing varied and numerous leisure and recreational opportunities through the maintenance and improvement of public lands and parks, and the operation and maintenance of public burial grounds.

Did You Know?
  • There are 236 miles of streets in Fitchburg. 182 miles are public streets, 45 are private, and 9 miles are state highway
  • There are 73 bridges in Fitchburg, of which 31 are owned and maintained by the City
  • The City owns 17 dams
  • DPW is responsible for 427 acres of land in 33 parks
  • DPW is responsible for 6 public burial grounds encompassing 64 acres
  • Every year, we welcome hundreds of kids to DPW Day, where kids of all ages get to sit in DPW construction equipment, pick up tires in the excavator, play in a giant sandpile and take part in lots of other fun activities
The Department of Public Works is organized into the following Divisions.

Engineering Division

  • Location: 301 Broad Street
  • Phone: 978-829-1917
    • Permits
    • Plans
    • Street Lights
Streets Division
  • Location: 301 Broad Street
  • Phone: 978-829-1900
    • Snow and Ice
    • Stormwater
    • Traffic Signals and Traffic Signs
    • Street Sweeping
    • Trees
Parks Division
  • Location: 301 Broad Street
  • Phone: 978-829-1900
Cemetery Division
  • Location: 155 Mount Elam Road
  • Phone: 978-345-9578

Water Division

  • Location: 1200 Rindge Road
  • Phone: 978-345-9616
Wastewater Division
  • Mailing Address: 166 Boulder Drive
  • Phone: 978-345-9622
  1. Cemetery Division

    The City of Fitchburg maintains six public cemeteries. Click here for more information.

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  2. Engineer Division

    The City of Fitchburg Department of Public Works Engineering Division offers its services to the residents of Fitchburg, contractors, surveyors, engineers, the general public, and all Fitchburg City Departments.

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  3. Streets Division

    Learn about services and programs provided by the Streets Division of the Fitchburg Public Works Department.

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  4. Parks and Recreation

    Learn more information about the City of Fitchburg Parks and Recreation Department.

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  5. Wastewater Division

    The mission of the Fitchburg Wastewater Department is to convey and treat domestic, commercial and industrial wastewater to a level that meets or exceeds water quality limits for the Nashua River as set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.

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  6. Water Division

    Discover information from the Water Division including information about selling your property, filling a swimming pool, and how to notify us about water problems.

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