Public Works


The Public Works Department is composed of the Water, Waste Water, Street and Park Departments. These departments are dedicated to maintaining safe and reliable services for the residents of Columbia and provide quick and efficient response to emergency situations such as water main breaks, sanitary sewer breaks, or ice and snow accumulation.

Department Employees

To contact department employees directly, please click on the "Directory" link located at the bottom of the Contact Us section of this page.

City Engineer / Director of Public Works

The City Engineer/Director of Public Works is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the various activities of the Public Works Department. The Department is engaged in construction, maintenance and operation of city streets, city parks, storm drainage, wastewater treatment, water treatment, buildings and all other city facilities and projects.

Assistant City Engineer

The Assistant City Engineer supervises public works department employees, manages and oversees a variety of capital improvements and public projects and departmental projects, performs infrastructure inspections of new construction, and assists the City Engineer in the performance of his job duties.

Streets & Parks Superintendent / Electrical Inspector

The Streets and Parks Superintendent is in charge of maintaining streets, parks, and city buildings.   The superintendent directs the Streets and Parks crew to perform street maintenance, snow removal, drainage projects, landscaping maintenance, landscaping projects, street right‐of‐way and park mowing, tree trimming and removal, and city facilities maintenance.

Underground Utilities Department Superintendent

The Utilities Superintendent performs a variety of administrative and supervisory responsibilities ensuring efficient operation of the City’s Water and Wastewater operations. The superintendent directs the day-to-day operation of the water and wastewater crews.