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Department of Public Works

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.

Function: 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. 

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DPW Content

Flow Chart


Engineering Division

Snow and Ice

Stormwater Information

Street Light Information

Street Sweeping

Tree Guide 

Water Division

Reporting Abandoned Vehicles

Reporting Graffiti

Adopt a Traffic Island

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