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Public Works

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The Department of Public Works delivers a variety of services that Chattanooga's citizens rely on daily. Responsibilities include the City's infrastructure: its design, construction and maintenance; the interceptor sewer system; the City's storm water system; the collection and disposal of garbage, brush, recycling, and household hazardous waste; parks maintenance, programming and operations.

What We Do:

Because of you

Solid Waste & Recycling
Responsible for garbage collection, recycle collection, brush collection, bagged yard waste collection, leaf collection, and bulky trash collection.

Responsible for operations, maintenance, and programming in City Parks.

GIS and Engineering
Responsible for engineering planning, design, construction management, inspection services, and storm water infrastructure.

Water Quality Program
Manages surface water quality within the City of Chattanooga. This includes both storm water and all pollution that can enter our streams.

Street Maintenance
Street Maintenance division involves construction and maintenance of roads, snow and ice removal, pothole maintenance, right-of-way mowing, street sweeping, litter collection, and management of the urban tree canopy.

Interceptor Sewer System
Responsible for Interceptor Sewer System and Solid Waste Disposal.


To preserve and enhance the quality of the physical environment and infrastructure through prompt, cost effective and courteous delivery of services which protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens.

Lee Norris, Administrator
Department of Public Works

1250 Market Street
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6000



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