SOMERSET COUNTY, MARYLAND

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

PUBLIC WORKS

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Organized in March 2017, the Department of Public Works plans, constructs, and maintains the County's public works.

The Department is responsible for three divisions: General Services, Roads and Waterways, and Solid Waste.

GENERAL SERVICES DIVISION
The General Services Division was made part of the Department of Public Works in March 2017.

ROADS & WATERWAYS DIVISION
Initially, the Roads Department was a separate department, but reformed as the Roads and Waterways Division when the Department of Public Works was created in March 2017.

The Division constructs and maintains County roads and bridges.

SOLID WASTE DIVISION
The Solid Waste Division began as the Department of Solid Waste, and reformed as the Solid Waste Division under the Department of Public Works in March 2017.

The Division is responsible for waste management in Somerset County.

SANITARY DISTRICT COMMISSION

The Sanitary District Commission oversees the County public water and sewerage systems.

Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, the Sanitary District Commission consists of five members who serve six-year terms.

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