Public Works

Contact Us

Robert J Colson
rcolson@townofwestspringfield.org

Director - Public Works
26 Central St
T: 413-263-3242

Town Yard - 430 Westfield St
Monday to Friday
7:00 to 3:30pm
Closed on Holidays

 

DPW Work Zone News

  • Re-construction of the Town's Municipal Office Building Parking Lots begins September 25, 2017. Thank you for your patience during the project.

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Mission Statement - Safety is Job #1

November 2, 2017 - OSHA Standards Legislation:  The House of Representatives have passed a bill last week that would apply the OSHA safety standards to public workers.  The Senate passed their own version (known as bill "S.2167") of the bill weeks ago.  The two versions will now need to be reconciled before the bill will move to the Governor for his signature.   The legislation also creates an occupational health and safety hazard advisory board and MWWA would have a seat on this board.  

Each week, an average of 28 municipal workers suffer injuries serious enough to keep them off the job for five days, according to the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents.

"Public employees repair our roads, remove our waste, care for our disabled and more, exposing themselves to proven hazards that cause needless injury," said Jodi Sugerman-Brozan, executive director of MassCOSH, the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, in a statement.

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The West Springfield Department of Public Works works every day at a diverse number of tasks that effect almost every aspect of life for those living, visiting and/or working within the boundaries of the Town of West Springfield. Safety is our number one priority each day.

Other major Public Works responsibilities include maintenance of streets and sidewalks, installation and repair of street signs, water treatment and distribution, snow removal and sanding, collection and pumping of sanitary sewer effluent, flood protection, collection of recyclables, solid waste, yard waste and large bulk items.

We acknowledge that the safety and comfort of the citizens of West Springfield is the prime purpose of our mission and to them we commit our efforts to attain each goal with environmental sensitivity and fiscal constraint.

Table of Organization

  1. Administration and Finance
  2. Operations – which includes street and sidewalk maintenance, storm and sanitary sewer operation including flood control, snow and ice removal operations as well as solid waste management and collection.  
  3. Water Treatment and Distribution
  4. Engineering and Design – which is responsible for all contract work, inspections, and related documents. Interacts with other Departments for the providing technical assistance and relative information.

 

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