The mission of the City of Manhattan is to sustain order and protect public safety, promote public health, preserve the built and natural environment, and enhance economic vitality.
City of Manhattan Public works is composed of four divisions. These divisions include Engineering, Streets & Fleet, Water & Wastewater, and Administration. The City of Manhattan's mission includes a significant portion of our departments responsibility and we work hard everyday to accomplish this mission.
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Before beginning any type of construction, please contact Dig Safe at 800-DIG-SAFE (800-344-7233) or www.kansasonecall.com.
You think you may know where the electric, gas, water, sewer, phone, cable TV or other lines are located on your property; however, you need to be 100 percent sure of their location in order to avoid disaster. City utility locators will go to your property, at no cost to you, and locate City mains and lines. Color coded flags will be placed to mark the locations of specific lines. To locate private lines on your property, contact a plumber.
On November 19, 2019, the City of Manhattan Governing Body passed Ordinance No. 7462. The purpose being to create a registration and permit process for facilities work impacting vehicular or pedestrian traffic or requiring excavation of the City Rights-of-Way. Effective 10/1/2020, the City will start to implement this ordinance through a required permit program. This ordinance is to assist the City of Manhattan in monitoring work being done in the City Right of Ways and that the work does not damage City infrastructure. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to this, contact Ben Kearns at either Ben.Kearns@cityofmhk.com or 785-587-4588.