The Public Works Department provides core services that are fundamental to the daily lives of Downers Grove residents and businesses, such as maintenance and management of the water system, traffic signals and signage, streetlights, roads, parking facilities, stormwater and drainage system, trees in the parkways, and the Central Business District.
Additionally, the Public Works Department is responsible for the management and maintenance of the Village’s fleet and fuel supply, as well as for administration of the Village’s stormwater ordinance, and permitting and inspections of work in the public rights of way.
The Public Works Department is responsible for:
• 233 miles of water main
• 2,800 fire hydrants
• 22,790 parkway trees
• 184 vehicles and other Fleet equipment
• 1,518 streetlights
• 130 miles of storm sewers
• 167 miles of streets
Public Works is budgeted in the General Fund, Capital Fund, Stormwater Fund, Parking Fund, Water Fund, and Fleet Maintenance Fund.
Staff liaisons work with the following Boards and Commissions to provide planning expertise and recommendations to the Village Council.
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