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Posted on: May 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Public Works: It Starts Here

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York County Department of Public Works (or DPW) is responsible for Waste Collection & Recycling, Stormwater and Sanitary Sewer Systems Management, Engineering and Project Management, and more!  Residents are affected by the work of DPW every day, whether they know it or not! 

Grounds Maintenance/Drainage Maintenance is responsible for maintaining the median landscaping on Rt. 17 and Ft. Eustis Boulevard, as well as Rt. 199 in upper York County.  They also manage the green areas of the many County schools, and athletic facilities.  They are also responsible for the construction and maintenance of the drainage easements in the County to reduce flooding and standing water.

Waste Management is responsible for managing the County’s Solid Waste and Recycling programs.  The administrative staff and Division crews manage the curbside collection and dropoff programs for garbage and recycling, bulk collections, leaf collection, yard debris pickup, and other important programs that affect residents’ ability to manage their household waste.  This Division also works with the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority (VPPSA) to pride dropoff services for household hazardous waste products, computer recycling and the regional Compost Facility that recycles vegetative debris, producing mulch and other products that improve the County’s landscape and aesthetics.

Our Fleet Services Division is responsible for maintaining and repairing our County’s vehicles, so our Utilities Maintenance, Sheriff’s Department, and Fire Department vehicles are in prime shape to serve our residents.

Mosquito Control has the important responsibility of monitoring, testing, treating, and tracking the local mosquito population.  As a community surrounded by water, mosquitoes can be an annoyance, but they can also create problems as disease carriers.  Mosquito Control works hard to find the many ways to reduce the mosquito population.

The Stormwater Division stays busy managing the many projects and programs focused on local stormwater issues.  This includes the MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Program, the Chesapeake Bay Program, Erosion and Sediment Control, and Floodplain Analysis.  This division is focused on reducing pollutants in the water, improving drainage issues and maintaining water quality.

Engineering and Project Management work together to plan, execute and inspect internal County projects, as well as local construction projects.  Our engineers work with local contractors to ensure projects are managed properly and in accordance with the County rules and regulations.  Our project managers also work hand-in-hand with contractors and residents to ensure proper management of local projects.

The Facilities Division maintains County offices, the Fire Stations, Libraries, the Courthouse, and other County facilities.  Construction, repairs, maintenance, ADA compliance, and utility maintenance are all performed by the skilled employees of this division.

Utilities Division is responsible for managing and improving the County’s sanitary sewer, force main, pump station, and vacuum sewer systems.  This division ensures that the sanitary sewer system remains clear of debris, F.O.G. (Fats, Oils & Grease) that often ends up going down the sink and into the sewer system, and other obstructive items.  They also perform the many projects to extend sanitary sewer and public water.

Infrastructure Management provides invaluable information used by the many DPW Divisions to carry out their responsibilities.  From computer and mobile-based asset management to geographic information system inclusion, this Division works to ensure DPW employees have as much information as possible to perform their duties to the best of their abilities.

 York County DPW:  It Starts Here!

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