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About Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works is comprised of 5 Bureaus:

Bureau of Engineering

The Bureau is responsible for the design, support, and oversight of construction projects within the County's Capital Improvement Program. Capital projects include roadway upgrades, solid waste facilities, landfill infrastructure, and police and fire infrastructure.  

Bureau of Highways

The mission of the Bureau of Highways is to manage, operate, and maintain the County’s road infrastructure in a productive, efficient and environmentally responsible manner, providing high quality service to the citizens of Anne Arundel County.  The Bureau of Highways is responsible for all maintenance activities associated with the County’s 6,715 roads or approximately 1,825 centerline miles of the County’s roadway system.

Bureau of Utility Operations

The mission of the Bureau is to provide customers with the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost by being environmentally responsible, safe, efficient, and cost effective.   Each year, the Bureau produces, treats, and safely delivers nearly 13 billion gallons of public water to more than 110, 000 properties and collects and treats 12 billion gallons of wastewater from our 118,154 customers.

Bureau of Waste Management Services

The Bureau is responsible for the curbside collection of trash, recycling of residential solid waste for more than 156,000 customers and the management, maintenance, oversight, and preservation of the Millersville Landfill.  Waste Management Services also oversees the Northern, Central, and Southern recycling centers, as well as special programs like Household Hazardous Waste events and the Community Cleanup.  

Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration

The Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration is responsible for the environmental assessment, restoration implementation, stormwater infrastructure maintenance, and ecological evaluation work associated with the County's clean water obligations under its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit and the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).

Karen Henry
Karen Henry