Public Works

Help Keep Our Sewers Working During the Holidays

Grease is a major cause of sewer clogs and back-ups

  • Keep all grease, oils, fats and fatty foods from going in the sink, garbage disposal, drains and sewers.
  • Dispose of grease, oils and fats by putting into a lidded container, mixing in absorbent material (such as kitty litter or coffee grounds), sealing the container and putting it in the trash.

For more information, please see What You Flush Matters (pdf)

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  1. Help Keep Our Sewers Working During the Holidays

  2. Water Use Restrictions

    Effective immediately, the City of Northampton Department of Public Works (DPW) is implementing water use restrictions for users of the Northampton Public Water Supply. Read on...
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Responsibilities

The Department of Public Works (DPW) maintains and improves 150+ miles of paved streets and unpaved (gravel) public ways, 85 miles of sidewalks, nearly 10000 public shade trees, 225+ acres of athletic fields, recreational parks, facilities, street parks and cemetery grounds, 11 miles of bicycle paths, 38 bridges, Musante Beach, the Connecticut River Greenway, operations of four cemeteries and more than 150 vehicles and 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, 350 outfalls, 150 culverts, 6 miles of drainage channels and ditches, 150 miles of water mains, 5000 water valves, 1400 hydrants, 110 miles of sanitary sewer pipes 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 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.

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), Jim Zimmerman (Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent)

Contact Public Works

  1. Donna LaScaleia


    Director


    Department of Public Works


    125 Locust St.
    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 - Friday,
    7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Glendale Road
    Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - noon
    Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - noon

    Projects