Public Works


Provincetown Sewer Modernization & Sewer Expansion Plan

This proposed project will upgrade the Town's existing vacuum sewer system and make sewer service available to all properties in Provincetown. This is a long-term solution in order to protect public health, our environment, and provide coastal resiliency for decades to come. This proposed project will provide sewer service to all properties in Provincetown by 2030 and will be voted on during Special Town Meeting on November 9, 2022. Learn more at

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.

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Water Emergencies

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.

Management Plan Presentation (PDF)