Department of Public Works

Hale Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Superintendent: Carl P. Ivarson
Assistant Superintendent: George Carnrike Jr.
Phone: 607-334-1243
Fax: 607-334-1254
Filter Plant: 607-334-1251
Wastewater Treatment Plant: 607-334-1252
Billing (Water & Sewer Bills): 607-334-1250
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Norwich prides itself on well-maintained and safe streets. The Department of Public Works provides our residents with some of the best streets in the region, with upkeep, improvements, and more. The department also maintains the municipal water system, offering low-cost water and sewer services for area residents.

Engineering services for City projects are also handled through this department.

Flushing of Water Mains

Tuesday April 11, 2017 through May 16, 2017
During the weeks of May 6, 2014 through June 13, 2014 water system personnel will be flushing all fire hydrants in the water system. This procedure allows the water system to flush the water mains and simultaneously the hydrants are checked for damage, leakage, flow and operation. The water system will also be conducting hydrant flow testing at the same time.
See this PDF for complete details

Department of Public Works Divisions

Storm Sewers
  • Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance
  • Street Maintenance & repair
  • Snow & Ice Removal
  • Street Cleaning
  • Tree & Stump Removal (Municipal only)
  • Flood Control
  • Street Lighting
  • Maintenance & Repair all city parks
  • City Pool Operation Repair & Maintenance
  • Snow Removal Park Walkways & Parking Lots
  • Ice & Roller Rink Maintenance & Repair
  • Maintenance, Repair & Replacement
  • Catch Basin Cleaning, Repair & Replacement
Sanitary Sewers
Municipal Buildings
  • Filter Plant Operation (Includes Wells)
  • Meter Reading, Meter Replacement
  • Customer Service Questions, Help
  • Distribution Operation Maintenance & Repair
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Water Booster Station Operation (6 stations)
  • Water Storage Tank Operation, Maintenance & Repair
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation
  • Sanitary Sewers Repair, Clean & Replacement
  • Customer Service Questions, Help
  • Operate, Maintain & Repair 6 Lift Stations
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Coordination with State & Federal Regulatory Agencies
  • Maintain, Clean Repair all City Buildings
  • Street Recycle Program
  • Utilities Contracts All City Buildings (Electric, Natural Gas)
  • Right-of-Ways, Easements
  • Issue Street Cutting Permits
  • Review Plans as they relate To City Operations
  • Project Estimating For City Projects