- Public Works
What does the Public Works Department do?
The Public Works Department is responsible for all endeavors relating to planning, designing, operating, maintaining, and managing public ways, park lands, open space, public grounds, town cemeteries, water distribution systems, sewer collection systems, and the collection and disposal of solid waste. The Department also provides engineering support services and motor equipment maintenance services to all town departments. The Department of Public Works is committed to providing, maintaining, and improving Public Services for the economy, growth, and quality of life for the citizens of Reading.