The Public Works Department is divided into the Engineering, Streets, Utilities, Water, and Wastewater departments. The primary responsibility of the Public Works Department is to maintain the city's infrastructure.
Mission: The Public Works Department strives to continually maintain and improve the City of Charleston's streets, utility, water, and sewer services.
Engineering: The Engineering Department performs planning, design, contract, and bid specification preparation; contract administration, surveying, and GIS applications.
Street Department: Responsible for maintaining, traffic signals, sidewalks, signage, storm sewers, pavement markings, snow and ice control, and right of way vegetation maintenance.
Utility Department: Responsible for the maintenance and construction of the water distribution system, and sanitary sewer system.
Water Treatment Plant: Responsible for the purification and distribution of clean water throughout the City.
Waste Water Treatment Plant: Responsible for the treatment of the City's sanitary sewage and maintenance of all sanitary lift stations.