SOMERSET COUNTY, MARYLAND

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PUBLIC WORKS

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS

OFFICE OF COUNTY ENGINEER

The Office of County Engineer originated as the Department of Public Works, which organized in March 2017. It reformed under its present name in October 2019.

The Office plans, constructs, and maintains the County's public works.

Two divisions make up the Office: Roads and Waterways, and Solid Waste and Maintenance.

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 was made part of the Office of County Engineer in October 2019.

The Division constructs and maintains County roads and bridges.

SOLID WASTE & MAINTENANCE DIVISION
The Solid Waste and Maintenance Division began as the Department of Solid Waste, and reformed as the Solid Waste Division under the Department of Public Works in March 2017. It later was renamed the Solid Waste and Drainage Division and in October 2019 became the Solid Waste and Maintenance Division under the Office of County Engineer.

The Division is responsible for waste management in Somerset County.

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