Public Works

The Public Works Department is here to serve you when you need us most.

Public Works is a small name for all the things that we do! The City of Bedford Public Works Department is committed to making the lives of the residents and people working in Bedford better by keeping the City's infrastructure as great as it can be. Our highly trained staff of 50 workers are there to help when you need us most.

On Call

Like the Fire and Police Departments we are on call 24/7 to serve you in times of trouble such as flooding, water main breaks, sewer backups, or sanding the streets during an ice storm. If you need your water shut off at the meter for any reason, at any time, we will be there as soon as possible.

Departments Within Public Works

Public Works includes a Water, Waste Water, Streets, Storm Water, Engineering, Environmental and Traffic/Signs Departments. There are numerous duties within each department. When you have a request for assistance, your request will be entered into our database, dispatched to the appropriate department and taken care of as quickly as possible. We are here to serve you with a smile!


The Public Works Department maintains:
  • 1 Northwest Pressure Plane Station with a storage tank of 30,000 gallons
  • 1,500 stop signs
  • 1,800 fire hydrants
  • 148 miles of water mains
  • 15,000 water service connection/meters
  • 158 miles of sewer mains
  • 2 water well pumping stations, each with the capacity to pump 1 million gallons per day, with tank storage of 250,000 gallons
  • 2,750 manholes
  • 250 vehicle/equipment units
  • 3 water towers with 5 million gallons of storage capacity
  • 460 lane miles of street surface (24 million square feet of surface)
  • 5,000 street signs
  • 92 miles of storm water system