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Public Works
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Contact: Joseph Durante, Commissioner
Address:
City Hall, 355 Main St., 3rd Floor
West Haven, CT 06516
Tel: 203-937-3585
Fax: 203-937-3581
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Note: Guide to Bulk Waste and Recycling Info


THE PRIMARY MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ITS VARIOUS DIVISIONS IS: To provide a safe and secure environment for our residents; to regulate and administer a wide variety of cost-conscious, crisis-responsive, 24/7 public services; to protect the city’s interests in hiring outside contractors from initial bids to project completion.

The department consists of:

Administration
 
The staff’s direct and supervisory responsibilities include:
  • Preparing reports, budgets, payrolls, purchase orders and communications regarding residential concerns and complaints for its various departments.
  • Preparing, reviewing and/or supervising bids, awards, grants, bonding projects, outside contractors, street approvals, along with various other new projects.
  • Managing various departmental maintenance activities, overseeing the compost site, Water Pollution Control Plant and waste disposal operations, and supervising and monitoring work performed by outside contractors.
  • Overseeing activities relating to the compost site, city roadways (including paving and curbing projects), sidewalk installation and repair, the city tree program and bridge projects.
  • Maintaining/improving the city’s stormwater drainage system (60 miles of sewer lines and 1,500 catch basins) and streets (repair/paving and winter plowing/sanding) and sidewalks (curbing projects).

Highway/Park Maintenance

This department is responsible for the maintenance of 19 ballfields and three soccer fields, the upkeep of Nike Site Park, and the collection of rubbish along the bike path and beach.

Engineering

Central Garage
 
Grounds/Building Maintenance
 
Water Pollution Control Plant
 
As of June 1, 2011, the city of West Haven has resumed control and operation of its 12.5-million-gallon-per-day (MGD) Water Pollution Control Plant, 13 pumping stations and sanitary collection sewers. Call 203-937-3637 24/7 for response to sanitary sewer information, questions or problems.
 
Compost Site
 
The compost site’s recycling process saves money because it removes leaves from the city’s waste stream. It earns income for the city by charging other cities for receiving their leaves, as well as selling the compost end product.

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