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Public Works Divisions

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Public Works, Cindy MooreThe Public Works Department is the largest department within the City of Astoria. The Public Works Department is comprised of Administration, Operations and Engineering. Major areas of responsibility include: Water Treatment and Distribution, Waste Water Collection and Treatment, Street Maintenance, Engineering Services, Sanitation, Fleet Maintenance for City Vehicles, Forestry Management, City Facility Maintenance, Railroad Maintenance, and Mapping with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The Public Works Department also provides staff support to the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC)

The Public Works Department is actively involved in a wide range of current and future capital improvement projects ranging from water, sewer, streets, storm water projects, to overseeing construction management and participating in the land development review process.

Public Works Operations Division

Public Works Operations divisions includes streets, sanitation, sewer, storm water, water, and shop and yard. Operations includes our 3,700 acre watershed, slow sand filter treatment facility, two covered reservoirs, 12-mile transmission water line, 80 miles of waterline, 4,100 water meters, 460 fire hydrants; catch basins, inlets, stormwater conveyance infrastructure; the collection and treatment of sanitary sewer, 72 miles of sewer pipe, 1,546 sewer manholes, 10 pump/lift stations, the wastewater treatment facility; 55 miles of streets, street sweeping, maintenance, signage, plowing, and de-icing; supply inventory; and fleet maintenance for nearly 400 pieces of City-owned equipment and vehicles.

Contact Public Works Operations

  • After-Hour Emergencies: (503) 325-4411

Contact the Watershed Reservoir / Watershed Headworks

Contact the Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Contact: Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor & Wastewater Treatment Operator
  • Physical Location:
    5555 Lagoon Rd. (Directions)
  • Phone: (503) 325-2267
  • E-mail: PWOperations@astoria.gov

Public Works Engineering Division

The Engineering Division is responsible for a wide range of current and future capital improvements projects taking place within the City. We perform or manage all engineering and technical services for the City, including design work and contract administration for the city water system, sanitary sewer system, docks, streets, sidewalks, storm drainage and other public works projects. We participate in development review in collaboration with the Community Development Department, and also maintain Public Works records such as the City utility maps, as-built drawings and our Geographical Information System (GIS).

Contact Public Works Engineering

  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Physical Location:
    City Hall, 1095 Duane St., 1st Floor (Directions)
  • Mailing Address:
    Engineering, 1095 Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103
  • Phone: (503) 338-5173
  • Fax: (503) 338-6538
  • E-mail: engpermits@astoria.gov

Public Works Administration

Public Works Administration oversees all aspects of the Public Works Operations and Engineering Divisions. This includes management of the operations and maintenance of City streets, the City’s water and sewer systems, and major public works improvement projects. In addition, Administration is responsible for Public Works Department interaction with City Council, City property use transactions, grant and loan funding for major projects, City facilities maintenance, rail infrastructure, and overall management of the Public Works Department’s budget.

Contact Public Works Administration

  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Physical Location:
    City Hall, 1095 Duane St., 3rd Floor (Directions)
  • Mailing Address:
    Public Works, 1095 Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103
  • Phone: (503) 338-5177
  • Fax: (503) 338-6538
  • E-mail: 
    shammond@astoria.gov (Sarah Hammond)