- Public Works
The mission of the Department of Public Works (DPW) is to maintain and improve North Kingstown facilities and infrastructure through cost effective management and forward-thinking asset prioritization. In order to fulfill this mission, the DPW strives to provide responsive high quality public service through efficient departmental procedures, increased value to the customer, and positive inter-organizational communications.
Administration is comprised of the Department Director, Facilities Project Manager, and Programs Coordinator. Division responsibilities include the overall operation of the DPW including policy and personnel decisions, purchasing, budgeting, research, supervision, record keeping, and customer service to residents.
The Engineering Division is responsible for subdivision and land development review and inspection, highway and drainage improvement design, plat map updates, improving Town standards, computer aided design (CAD), bid specification preparation and project management and construction inspections, deed and title search, and customer service.
Facilities & Grounds
Facilities and Grounds is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of all Town buildings, grounds, athletic facilities, Town Beach, play grounds, and parks.
Highways is responsible for maintaining and improving the Town's infrastructure (roads, dams, drainage, bridges), street sweeping, snow plowing, tree trimming and brush cutting, cleaning of catch basins, sign making, and other tasks that involve heavy and light equipment.
Learn about the recycling efforts in North Kingstown.
The division maintains and operates the Town's wastewater collection that flows into the Quonset Development Park's system.
Read information about storm water in North Kingstown.
The Transfer Station is the heart and soul of the Town's Solid Waste program.