Public Works

The Town of Canton Department of Public Works is a team of 48 hard working professional Men and Women, service  providers, who possess special skills and knowledge acquired through education, training, and experience, that the Residents and users of the Town of Canton rely on to solve problems, respond to emergencies, and to meet their needs.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for infrastructure maintenance , the construction and design of the Town's roads, bridges, storm water system, water supply and distribution facilities, sewer collections systems, public shade trees, municipal buildings, public cemetery.
Included in this infrastructure inventory are over 100 miles of public roads and 1000 intersections, 90 miles of storm drain, 2300 catch basins, four dams, 120 mile of water pipe, five water storage tanks, 7 operating town wells, two water treatment plants, 70 mile of sewer lines, 9 sewer pump stations, 19 municipal buildings, a yard waste transfer site, the Butch Pasquarosa Public Works Campus , Canton Corner Cemetery, and the Pine Street Water Garage.
The Public Works Department provides its services through: 

Administrative Division

Its activities include managing customer service requests, business accounts, payroll, and information processing.

Engineering Division

 The Division provides technical support and project coordination for Public Works as well as for other Town Boards, Departments, and Agencies.

Facilities and Grounds Division

It is responsible for repairs and maintenance of Memorial Hall, Elliot Building, Police Station and Fire Stations 1 and 2, DPW Garage, Pequitside Farm, Williams Property, Ponkapoag School and any other municipal facility requiring repairs.

Highway & Maintenance Division

 It is responsible for the upkeep of roads, sidewalks, trees, drains, the Canton Corner Cemetery, and repairing both Public Works and other Town vehicles and equipment.  

Water Sewer Division

The Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Town of Canton water and sanitary sewer systems.