Independence Public Works

Find Independence Oregon departments of public works or DPW. Public works departments provide information on public projects, maintenance of parks, buildings, roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, traffic signals, snow removal, public utilities, water treatment and sewage.


Independence Public Works 160 G St Independence OR 97351 503-838-4781


About Independence Public Works

Independence Public Works Departments (DPW) are Oregon State, Polk County or local government operations primarily responsible for maintaining and improving the public infrastructure and public properties, and often providing utility services in Independence, OR. The Department of Public Works is often organized in divisions based on different physical asset types, such as roads and highways, parks and recreation facilities, and public buildings, or by service area, such as sanitation, water, and sanitary sewer. Additional Independence DPW Offices may be established to provide internal services to the department, such as fleet maintenance and engineering services.

You may contact the Department of Public Works for questions about:
  • Independence Public Works programs and projects
  • Public Works Commissions in Polk County, Oregon
  • Roads, Bridges and Highways
  • Independence Public Utilities
  • Public Works jobs and employment
Independence Road, Bridge & Highway Maintenance

The Independence Public Works Administration is responsible for maintenance of roads and highways, maintaining street surfaces through pavement overlay, crack sealing, pothole repair, and curbs. Stormwater drainage is provided through a network of gutters, catch basins, drain inlets, underground culverts, and open channels. Independence street sweeping, traffic and pedestrian signals, street signs, public parking areas, and streetlight maintenance are also provided by the Independence DPW. During inclement weather, Public Works Departments in Polk County keep roads and highways clear of snow, ice and other obstructions.

Parks & Recreation Facilities Maintenance

Public Works Departments often have divisions responsible for Independence public buildings, parks and recreation facilities. Maintenance activities carried out by a combination of Independence Public Works employees and outside contractors.

Independence Engineering Dept

Independence Engineering Departments design and monitor the construction of streets, sidewalks, bridges, and drainage structures, and ensure public improvement standards are met. They may also provide design services for construction and improvements of Independence public buildings or landscape design for parks and recreation areas.

Sanitation & Recycling Programs

Independence Public Works Departments may provide sanitation services such as garbage and recycling collection, leaf and yard waste collection and disposal services. Independence Public Works Administration may operate water treatment facilities and water distribution systems. They may also operate Independence wastewater treatment facilities and the sanitary sewer system that collects wastewater from customers.