Public Works

The Department of Public Works goal is to provide the best maintenance, safety and quality of life for our residents and visitors to the City of Gardner’s streets, parks, playgrounds, cemeteries, forestry, equipment, water, sewer and other infrastructure with pride and integrity from our valued employees.

The DPW is Responsible for:

  • 100 miles of accepted City streets
  • 5 miles +/- of unaccepted gravel roads
  • 50 miles of sidewalks
  • 40 miles of drain pipes
  • 500 drainage structures
  • 90 miles of water mains
  • 4 water pump stations
  • 3 water storage tanks
  • 10 sewer pump stations
  • Crystal Lake and Snake Pond Well Water Treatment Facilities
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • 100 pieces of equipment
    • front-end loaders, dump trucks, backhoes, sidewalk tractors, snow blowers, pick-ups, sanders, trailers, bucket truck, tractors, mowers, mixers, sweepers, etc.
  • Maintaining the Police Department and City Hall vehicles


The Public Works Department is organized into the following Divisions:


The Public Works Department is to maintains over 39 acres of the 4 cemeteries throughout the City with care and provide safety for any visitors and want to ensure comfort to the loved ones of those resting on the City’s property. Learn more..


Pruning, planting and removal of public shade trees. Learn more..


Responsible for streets, sidewalks, sweeping, drainage, snow and ice, and lighting.  Learn more...

Parks & Recreation

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Water & Sewer

The City of Gardner owns and operates all of the facilities for the treatment and distribution of public drinking water and the collection and treatment of wastewater. As of July 1, 2019 the Water/Sewer Department will operate and maintain the water distribution and sewer collection systems, but will continue to subcontract with Veolia to operate and maintain the water treatment facilities and wastewater treatment facility.. Learn more..