Public Works and Water Resources

Department Information


The Public Works and Water Resources Department coordinates and directs the refuse collection, street and vehicle maintenance, and engineering operations. It is also responsible for the overall management and supervision of water and wastewater operations throughout the city. This includes engineering and design of water and wastewater facilities, and supervising and inspecting construction projects.

In addition to supervising operations, this department involves contract administration, fiscal management and reporting, and capital planning of the infrastructure. The department also maintains and operates all the equipment and facilities at the 10 water supply wells, the groundwater treatment plant, six booster pumping stations, and two sewer pumping stations.

It also serves as a point of contact between the city and local developers, contractors, and construction firms.

ADA Transition Plan for Sidewalk, Curbs and Ramps


The City of Newark is committed to making all sidewalk and curb ramp areas accessible to all pedestrians including those with disabilities. Any correspondence such as complaints, comments and recommendations should be submitted to the City of Newark ADA Coordinator,

Ethan Robinson 
220 South Main Street 
Newark, DE 19711 
302.366.7000 
erobinson@newark.de.us