|Vincent Dr. Water System Reinforcement; Photo: L to R- Eugene Clemmer, Commissioner Jacob Tawil, and Ryan Lee June 2013.|
The Department of Public Works has many functions. Responsibilities include a duty to regulate and inspect all new construction within the city. This is done by the Building Inspector. Besides the Commissioner who oversees the whole operation, and Deputies, there are several other inspectors -- Code Enforcement, Plumbing, Housing and Fire. The Commissioner's office is responsible for review and approval of all subdivisions approved by the City Planning Board.
The department maintains the City streets, including snow plowing, salting, paving, traffic lights and performs sanitation pick-ups as well as the Annual Clean up Week. The department runs the day-to-day Water Treatment Plant and Sewer Treatment Plant operations and are responsible for operating and maintaining approximately 65 miles of wastewater sewer lines, 20 miles of storm sewer lines, thousands of catch basins and manholes, 65 miles of water main, 10 miles of raw water lines, five reservoirs/lakes, and five finished water storage tanks within the City of Middletown and neighboring sections in Town of Wallkill, Wawayanda and Mount Hope.
The Commissioner's office oversees and administers the design and construction of most of the City Capital projects and is responsible for maintenance of all City owned buildings including three Fire Stations, City Hall, City Court and the Police headquarters.
|24" Water Main Break October 28-29 2013.
R-L Deputy Commissioner Mike Moser, Eugene Clemmer, Water & Sewer Forman Scott Mills,
Cutting the 24" pipe, Ryan Lee and Ed Gillen.
|Fulton Ave Water Main Break October
29, 2013 Location in a very close proximity to Two Utility Poles, requiring cooperation
and coordination with O&R.
For more photos, please visit the Public Works Photo Gallery!
Mayor Joseph DeStefano, along with Alderman-at-large Miguel Rodrigues, Commissioner Jacob Tawil and Co-Chair James Burtis, receive an additional award from the NY Rising Program.
Yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019. Yard waste should be set out on Sunday evenings.
For curbside pickup NOT ON THE STREET beginning on Monday each week.
Also available FOR MIDDLETOWN RESIDENTS ONLY, No Commercial
Yard waste and Recyclables can be dropped off at Recycling Center on Monhagen Avenue,
Monday – Friday, 7 AM – 3:00 PM.
Yard waste Collection ends on December 6, 2019
Yard waste consists of grass clippings, weeds, brush, branches, and leaves and it
should be put in cans, barrels or plastic bags. Small branches must be securely tied in bundles not exceeding 18” in diameter by 36” in length as per City Ordinance §407-5.
Help protect the environment - Lower our landfill disposal cost by RECYCLING
City of Middletown Residents effective January 1, 2015 all persons are prohibited from placing or disposing of any electronic waste in the trash or at curbside for trash collection. For more information please visit the DEC website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/65583.html
The NYS DEC has provided a list of locations through out Orange County that accept electronic waste. Please make sure you contact the location of your choice to ensure that they accept the certain type of electronic that you are looking to dispose of.
"The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If you wish to view the mapped flood zones for your area of interest, you may search by street address or place on the MSC at https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search. Search results will display the best map for the location entered and give you an option of either viewing the map using our online viewer or downloading the map to your computer."
Fats, Oils, and Greases aren't just bad for arteries and wastelines;
they are bad for sewers, too.
Sewer overflows and backups can cause health hazards, damage homes interiors, and threaten the environment. An increasingly common cause of overflows is sewer pipes blocked by grease. Grease gets into the sewer from household drains as well as from poorly maintained grease traps in restaurants and other businesses.
Attention City of Middletown Residents
Please report any street light outages to the Department of Public Works office so the needed repairs can be make.
Thank you again for your continued cooperation!