Department of Public Works


The Highway Department  is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the town roadways, storm water drainage system, sidewalks, street and traffic signs, public parking lots and driveways, town guardrails, and general upkeep of Highway Department vehicles and equipment.

General maintenance responsibilities include: catch basin cleaning, street sweeping, traffic markings, snow plowing and sanding.


The Water/Sewer Department is responsible for the operation, maintenance and administration of the town water system and sanitary sewer collection system.

Our water comes from the water treated at the Quittacas Water Treatment Plant for the City of New Bedford which comes from a surface supply comprised of five ponds.

Sewerage is pumped to the Town of New Bedford waste water treatment plant for treatment and disposal.

Water bills are sent out quarterly by the DPW staff and are collected by the Town's Treasurer/Collector at the Town Hall.

Water and sewer connection permits are issued from our office at 130 Main Street. 


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Kathy Silva Senior Clerk 508-998-0230
Daniel Menard Highway Department Superintendent
Christine York Senior Clerk 508-998-0230