Click on each of the Public Works Department Divisions below to learn more.
The Public Works Administration provides overall management and leadership for the Public Works Department. Administration is composed of the Public Works Director, two Assistant Public Works Directors/Division Heads, an Office Manager, and an Administrative Assistant.
- Phone: 603-352-6550
- Fax: 603-283-5667
- Email: email@example.com
The Engineering Division has a staff of 5 employees, the City Engineer, two Civil Engineers, and two Engineering Technicians. The Engineering Division provides capital project planning, development, management, and administration for the City infrastructure systems.
The Fleet Division is responsible for the procurement, maintenance, and repair of the City’s vehicle and equipment fleet which includes 266 vehicles/equipment. The Fleet Division is staffed with 4 technicians servicing an average of 3.1 vehicles per day.
The Highway Division is staffed with 22 full-time employees and is responsible for the maintenance of the City’s transportation infrastructure which includes 52 miles of sidewalks, 32 bridges, 80 miles of drain lines, over 5,000 catch basins, 126 center lane miles of road, 2 parking structures, 5 surface parking lots, and several miles of multi-use trails and bridges.
The Laboratory is state certified and is fully equipped with sophisticated instrumentation for testing drinking water, wastewater, and groundwater.
- Phone: 603-357-9836
Mary Ley – Lab Manager
Recycling Center/ Solid Waste
The Solid Waste Division provides efficient, economical, and environmentally-sensitive management of the municipal solid waste stream for the community. The Division provides processing of refuse and construction debris, and recycling of containers, fibers, and other assorted materials at the Recycling Center.
The Keene Recycling Center/Transfer Station will be open Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Household Hazardous Waste Information and Schedules
- Phone: 603-352-5739
Wastewater Treatment Plant
The WWTP is open from 6:45 AM-2:45 PM, Monday-Friday. The general public is allowed to dump their RV waste at the WWTP free of charge.
- Phone: 603-357-9836
Aaron Costa - Assistant Public Works Director/Operations Manager of Drinking Water and Waste Water Facilities
Christian Tarr - Utility Maintenance Manager
Mary Ley - Lab Manager
Zachary Adams - Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator – General questions on septic receiving
The Water/Sewer Division is made up of six complimentary focus areas that work together to support the City's mission of providing clean water for use in drinking, fire protection, and commercial/industrial activities in the City of Keene and the North Swanzey Water and Fire Precinct. The focus areas are: Water Meters, Water Distribution, Water Treatment, Water Testing, Water Maintenance, and Water System Engineering.
Water Treatment Plant
Employees who operate and maintain the City’s water and sewer system are part of six complimentary focus areas that work together to support the City's mission of providing clean water for use in drinking, fire protection, and commercial/industrial activities in the City of Keene and the North Swanzey Water and Fire Precinct. The focus areas are: Water Meters, Water Distribution, Water Treatment, Water Testing, Water Maintenance, and Water System Engineering.
- Phone: 603-357-8483