Public Works Department
The City of New Haven's Public Works Dept. provides essential services to it's citizens in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient and cost effective manor. The Department strives to plan, design, build, maintain and operate the public infrastructure for todays residents and future generations.
Work Ethic Statement
1st. Is it safe for the Public and our Employees
2nd. Does it produce a quality product or service
3rd. Does it maximize efficiency and productivity
4th. Does it enhance the image of New Haven and the quality of life for our citizens
The City of New Haven's Department of Public Works includes the Street, Water, Sewer and Storm Water Utilities. There are 17 total employees that are cross trained within all 4 utilities.
Superintendent of Utilities: Dave Jones
260-748-7056 office 260-414-9097 cell
Dave has been employed with the City since 1998 and became Superintendent in 2005. He oversees all operations within the Public Works Dept. and manages it's 17 employees.
The goal of the Street Department is to provide maintenance of the public streets and property to ensure the safe, efficient movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Duties include pot hole repairs, road line painting, street sign maintenance, and both leaf pick up and snow removal.
Kyle Carpenter, Supervisor Street Dept.
To provide safe sustainable drinking water to our customers while contributing to economic,environmental and social development of the community. Water Department services include meter reading, water main repairs ,service line repairs and fire hydrant repairs.Also included water turn on and shut off, in house service calls, weekly and monthly water quality testing along with GPS locating of all City Utilities.
Jeff Jacquay, Supervisor Water Dept.
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City's sanitary sewer system.The sewer departments job is to maintain a system that insures safe and reliable operations and minimize potentially hazardous and costly sewer back ups.Regular maintenance activities include televising and cleaning of sewer lines, daily inspections and repairs to the City's 11 sewer lift stations and working to eliminate I & I (inflow and infiltration) issues within our service area.
Storm Water Department
Repairing and maintaining storm/rain water drains throughout the City. Activities include street sweeping, storm clean up,out fall inspections, composting of debris and leaves along with all drainage issues that concern residents both residential and commercial.
Permit # INR040063
Runoff from storm events is part of the natural hydrologic process. Rainwater that does not infiltrate into the ground flows into water bodies such as creeks, streams, rivers and lakes. In suburban areas, the storm water runoff often has the benefit of passing through naturally vegetated areas, which slows down the velocity of the water and ultimately filters it for pollutants and sediments. In urban settings, however, natural vegetation and topography have frequently been altered, and storm water is most often carried by storm drain pipes. When the drainage pattern of a watershed is so altered, flows increase in concentration and velocity and pick up sediments and pollutants from land surfaces at an increased rate. Stormwater that flows through urbanized areas to receiving waters is called "urban storm water runoff."
Urban runoff is known to carry a wide range of pollutants including nutrients, trash and debris, sediments, heavy metals, pathogens, petroleum hydrocarbons, and synthetic organics such as pesticides. Because urban runoff does not originate from a distinct "point" source (e.g., an industrial discharge pipe), it is also often referred to as nonpoint source pollution. These pollutants in urban runoff could negatively impact the vitality of our municipality on many levels. Urban runoff can alter the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of water bodies to the detriment of aquatic and terrestrial organisms; can make beaches and rivers unsightly or unsafe for human contact; and can negatively impact beneficial activities and users including water recreation, commercial fishing, tourism and aquatic habitat. In some cases, pollutants of concern may not even be visible to the naked eye.
Nick Hulvey, Supervisor Sewer and Storm Water Dept.
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