Mission Statement/Operations Description
The mission of the Department of Public Works is to maintain the Town’s water, wastewater, traffic systems and recreational facilities for the protection of the public’s safety and improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Uxbridge. The Department of Public Works endeavors to provide effective street and traffic control maintenance, deliver safe, potable drinking water, properly treat and dispose of sewage, provide safe and secure recreational space and provide recycling of organic refuse efficiently and economically. Many have heard departments use the catch phrase of being “First Responders” to an incident; however Public Works personnel are considered the “Every Day Responders” enabling the citizens and guests of the community to carry out their daily routines
in a pleasant and safe atmosphere.
Summary of Responsibilities
The DPW oversees the Highway & Parks, Water and Wastewater Divisions. Highway & Parks maintains the town roads, drainage systems and public lands including athletic fields and parks. Water maintains the town wells,
pumping stations and storage tanks to meet state and federal standards including miles of water mains, monitors water quality, customer water service lines and inspections, performs required backflow testing, and maintains the water meters/transmitters. Sewer operates the wastewater treatment facility to meet state and federal standards, maintains miles of sewer mains and access right of ways throughout the town, and customer service lines and inspections.
Please Contact the Administrative Office For:
- Road Opening Permits
- Driveway Permits
- Water Connection Permits/Inspections
- Sewer Connection Permits/Inspection
- Water and Sewer Billing Questions
- Final Readings for Water and Sewer Bills
- Compost Facility Permits
- Septage Disposal Tickets
- Town Common Sign Notices