Public Works

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the following city assets:

  • Buildings and properties
  • Vehicles and equipment
  • Streets
  • Parking lots
  • Traffic signage
  • Roadway markings
  • Traffic signals
  • Sewer mains

Subdivisions of Public Works include:

Street Maintenance

  • Patching
  • Paving
  • Sweeping
  • Concrete & Curb Installation
  • Surface Treatment and Snow Removal

Sewer Main Maintenance

  • Utility Locations Dig Safely New York
  • Jet Rodding (blockage removal)
  • Sewer ROW maintenance and repairs
  • Residential sewer lateral inspections
  • Maintenance of manholes and catch basins

Buildings and Grounds

  • Care and maintenance of:
    • City owned trees
    • Public Square & Downtown District
    • City owned vacant property
    • City owned fountains
    • Veterans’ Memorial Riverwalk & Riverfront parks
  • Placement of Holiday Decorations
  • Traffic control for Parades & Community Events
  • Supports Code Enforcement property violation operations

Traffic Signal and Sign Maintenance

  • Traffic and street signage
  • Roadway markings
  • City Parking & Recreation Lighting
  • Electrical Repairs/Upgrades to City buildings
  • Traffic signals at controlled intersections
  • Pedestrian signals

Central Garage

  • Repair and Maintenance of vehicles and equipment
General Information
Superintendent
Patrick Keenan
Assistant Superintendent
Pete Monaco
Phone Numbers
(315) 785-7842 (315) 782-2320
Fax: (315) 782-0293
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
557 Newell St.
Watertown,
NY
13601

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm