Public Works

The Public Works department provides the resources to efficiently manage and maintain programs, services and facilities that are vital to the community's health, safety and welfare such as streets and traffic control devices; storm drainage and flood protection systems; and public buildings. The Utilities Division makes its home in the Public Works Department. 

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The mission of the City of Manhattan is to put the well-being of people at the heart of everything we do.

Through a well-trained, highly motivated, professional City staff, we move the community forward in a way that is:

  • Open, welcoming, and inclusive
  • Forward-thinking and innovative
  • Accountable, transparent, and fiscally responsible
  • Contributory to a high quality of life, amenities, and opportunities
  • Protective of natural resources and the environment

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 and strategic plan includes a significant portion of our departments responsibility and we work hard everyday to accomplish this mission and the goals of the strategic plan.

Social Media

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@MhkWorks) and Facebook (@Cityofmanhattan) for updates, announcements and pictures of ongoing projects.

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Now Hear This

  1. Dig Safe
  2. Right of Way Permit Program

Before beginning any type of construction, please contact Dig Safe at 800-DIG-SAFE (800-344-7233) or

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.