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Dept of Public Works

What's in the Works

Staff with the Department of Public Works restores, protects and improves our natural and historic resources, adopts and enforces codes and regulations, and builds and maintains the infrastructure needed for County government employees to serve the community. 

Our staff members address the issues that every citizen may encounter . . .  from trash disposal to mosquito control to tall grass to graffiti to water pollution.  We strive to improve the living conditions of our community.  View a list of common community concerns for who to call and additional information.   

We, as Public Works staff, pledge to continue to build public confidence, conquer all challenges, and demand the best of ourselves. 

We will honor our pledge by empowering all employees to provide information and services that exceed our customers' expectations and make our community the best. 

Public Works pursues excellence and will be recognized as a leader for our innovative strategies and programs.

An Accredited Agency through the American Public Works Association
Public Works has earned re-accreditation from the American Public Works Association.  Learn more about this significant accomplishment.
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Land Use 101

​A workshop for homeowners, civic groups, realtors and others interested in planning for a bright future.  Topics include land use planning, trees, stormwater, cluster development and conservation.  It will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Prince William Area Realtors, 4545 Daisy Reid Avenue in Woodbridge.  Free of charge and lunch is provided.  RSVP or for more details, contact or call 703.499.4954.

Sign up for Water Academy

The Prince William County Service Authority is pleased to announce that the enrollment period is now open for its first annual Water Academy! This five-session course is open to Service Authority customers who are interested in learning about topics such as water and wastewater infrastructure and treatment as well as environmental protection. The course spans from June-August 2017 with classes typically meeting twice a month.

Participants will receive a tour of a water treatment facility, a wastewater treatment facility and attend three additional classes taught by respected industry professionals. A graduation ceremony will be held for those who successfully complete the course.

Please share the attached documents and web address with individuals and groups who may be interested in applying to the Water Academy. The deadline to apply is May 12, 2017.

Acceptance to the Water Academy is not guaranteed as class size is limited to 25 Service Authority customers. Participants must be age 18 or older. For questions, please email or call (703) 335-8944.

Take a step back in time!
​Visit one of our community's historic treasures.  We offer tours, special programs, lectures and camps.  Learn more.     


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