- Rich Parasiliti recognized as MA Tree Warden of the Year (pdf).
- For information on roadway reconstruction in downtown Northampton, please see Notice of Roadway Reconstruction (pdf).
- For Information on current projects, reverse 911 calls, and other up-to-date information, please see DPW BLOG.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) maintains and improves more than 150 miles of paved streets and unpaved (gravel) public ways, 85 miles of sidewalks, 80 acres of recreational fields, 11 miles of bicycle paths, 37 bridges, 4 cemeteries, Musante Beach, and more than 150 vehicles and pieces of specialized construction equipment. The DPW also provides rapid response for snow and ice events and other inclement weather conditions. Other areas of ongoing maintenance include road safety signage, traffic signals and all pavement and pedestrian crosswalk markings.
The DPW manages operations and maintains and upgrades assets in the Water, Sewer, Stormwater/Flood Control and Solid Waste Divisions. This includes maintenance, oversight and long term capital planning for facilities in excess of: 120 miles of stormwater drain pipes, 5000 catch basins and intakes, 5000 sewer and drain manhole structures, 400 outfalls, 200 culverts, 6 miles of drainage channels and ditches, 150 miles of water mains, 5000 water valves, 1400 hydrants, 110 miles of sanitary sewers, 11000 shade trees, and 3900 acres of watershed land surrounding the City’s drinking water reservoirs. In addition, the DPW operates and maintains a flood control pump station, two levee systems, a water treatment plant, five dams, three active surface water reservoirs, an emergency water reservoir, two active wells, a wastewater treatment plant, two transfer stations and a capped landfill. The DPW also oversees third party operations of a landfill gas to energy facility and 3.12 megawatt photovoltaic solar array.
Holly Smith-Bové (Financial Administrator), Mike Antosz (Highway Superintendent), Donna LaScaleia (Director), Richard Parasiliti (Forestry Superintendent, Tree Warden), David Veleta (City Engineer), Cyndi Roberge (Administration Manager), Dave Sparks (Water Superintendent), Jim Zimmerman (Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent)