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Public Works

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for such services as: the design, engineering, construction and maintenance of County roads. Additionally, the department manages County airports, wastewater systems, inactive landfills and special districts. Finally, DPW provides environmental review services; private land development construction inspection; land surveying and map processing; cartographic services; solid waste planning and diversion; and ensures watershed quality and flood protection.

1,942.98 miles of roads maintained

Operate and maintain 195 traffic signals and 6,672 County owned street lights

Maintains over 432 miles of sewer mains, 5 wastewater treatment plants, 11 sewer pump stations, and 4 water systems

 

Awards:

Association of Environmental Planners (AEP) Merit Award – Stormwater Resource Plans

2017 Outstanding Engineering Project Award (Transportation) by the San Diego County Engineering Council and the American Society of Civil Engineers- 2/23/18: Bear Valley Parkway North Widening Project

2017 Outstanding Engineering Project Award (non-Transportation) by the San Diego County Engineering Council - 2/23/18: Woodside Avenue Flood Control Improvement Project

 

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