The Provincetown Department of Public Works is responsible for all of the Town's public works functions, including Buildings & Grounds, Cemetery, Highway, Sewer, Trash & Recycling, and Water.
For water emergencies outside of regular business hours or on an observed holiday please contact the Provincetown Police Department at (508) 487-1212 in order to dispatch an on-call technician. Please note that there is a fee for after-hours call-outs.
Town Receives Stimulus Grants
Provincetown is the recipient from USDA Rural Development of $22 million in federal stimulus money (ARRA) for major water and sewer capital projects. Water improvements include a water treatment facility at Knowles Crossing that will obviate the need for annual hydrant flushing. Sewer infrastructure improvements include removing the grinder pumps from the extremities of the system and extending service from Snail Road to the Truro town line.
Town Wide Paving Management Plan presentation
All public roads were surveyed for their current condition, an overview of existing paving conditions in town, and repair costs and budget constraints were identified.
The process included: Develop street characteristic database; summarize historic street repair records; estimate repair costs; prioritize road in most need of repair; and integrate pavement management with drainage, water supply, sewer extension, and other infrastructure management for the annual budget process.