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Public Works Updates in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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  1. Changes at the Department of Public Works Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Please see the following important changes at the Department of Public Works (DPW) due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Crisis Read on...
  2. Yard & leaf waste collection sites on Glendale Road will remain closed until further notice

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, yard & leaf waste collection sites on Glendale Road, normally scheduled to open in April, will remain closed until further notice. Read on...
  3. Join Pioneer Valley dog owners by taking the PUP (pick up poop) Pledge!

    Here in the Valley, we have about 47,000 dogs that together produce more than 17.5 tons of waste per day. Dog poop left on the ground — or thrown down a storm drain— washes with the next rainfall straight to our rivers and lakes. Take the PUP PLEDGE. Read on...
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The Department of Public Works (DPW) maintains and improves 150+ miles of paved streets and unpaved (gravel) public ways, 85 miles of sidewalks, 10,000+ public shade trees, 11 miles of bicycle paths, 20+ acres of bike path greenspace, 225+ acres of athletic fields, recreational parks, facilities, street parks and cemetery grounds, 38 bridges, Musante Beach, the Connecticut River Greenway, operations of four cemeteries 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, 4,000 catch basins and intakes, 5,000 sewer and drain manhole structures, 350 outfalls, 150 culverts, 6 miles of drainage channels and ditches, 150 miles of water mains, 5,000 water valves, 1,400 hydrants, 110 miles of sanitary sewer pipes and 3,900 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 surface water reservoir, two active wells, a wastewater treatment plant, two transfer stations and a capped landfill. The DPW also oversees third party operation of a landfill gas to energy facility and 3.17 megawatt photovoltaic solar array.

Total operating budgets are in excess of $20,000,000 and capital expenditures average in excess of $20,000,000 per year.

Image of Public Works Senior Staff 2018Holly Smith-Bové (Financial Administrator), Mike Antosz (Highway Superintendent), Donna LaScaleia (Director), Richard Parasiliti (Forestry Superintendent, Tree Warden), David Veleta (City Engineer), Cyndi Quinn (Administration Manager), Dave Sparks (Water Superintendent) and Jim Zimmerman (Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent)

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  1. Donna LaScaleia


    Department of Public Works

    125 Locust Street
    Northampton, MA 01060

    413-587-1570 Phone
    413-587-1576 Fax

    Business Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Transfer Station Hours

    125 Locust Street
    Monday - Saturday,
    7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Glendale Road, Gate 1
    Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 12noon
    Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12noon
    Service Requests