The Public Works Department is in charge of maintaining the City streets, drainage system and other right-of-way components such as signs, retention basin, pedestrian pathways, etc. This department also is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater treatment plant facilities and maintaining the fleet of the City vehicles. The department consists of 5 divisions, whose responsibilities include but are not limited to repair our roads, maintaining city buildings and vehicles, installing traffic devices and picking up the city refuse.
The Public Works Department oversees much of the infrastructure that keeps Somerton running. From roads and alleys to sewer and stormwater management, public works department crews are constantly maintaining and improving Somerton public works infrastructure. Additionally, the public works department manages the residential and commercial refuse collection.
The department works with its staff and local contractors to manage road, sewer, water, and stormwater improvement projects citywide. Staff members make every effort to ensure that the work conforms to city specifications while creating as little inconvenient to the public as possible. The employees of Somerton Public Works Department are committed to providing the best service possible to our taxpayers. "To give the best quality service to the public" is our primary objective.
An encroachment is any privately owned and maintained improvement located within the public right of way or public easement. For example, non-standard improvements in the parkway, private storm drains connected to public drainage, planter boxes, private utilities, lane closures or water or sewer service connections would be considered an encroachment. Click here to download an Encroachment Permit Application. Click here to download details of sidewalk and driveway construction requirements.
Contact the Public Works Department
If you have any question regarding your utility bill please contact City Hall at 928-722-7344.