Public Works

About the Department

The City of Colonial Heights Department of Public Works provides a wide range of essential services relating to:

- Capital improvements
- City facilities
- Infrastructure
- Recycling
- Site development
- Solid waste management
- Stormwater management
- Street maintenance
- Wastewater collection
- Water distribution


Scarlet Oak LeafThe Department of Public Works is organizationally structured into four operational categories - Administration, Engineering, Street Maintenance, and Traffic Engineering. All employees and operations within the Department of Public Works are managed and directed by the Director of Public Works, who also serves as City Engineer.


Although a very diverse and mufti-faceted operation, the Department works together very effectively to ensure that the citizens of Colonial Heights benefit from well-built and properly maintained infrastructure system. Services provided by the Department of Public Works are funded by:
  • General Fund revenue
  • Permit fees
  • Solid waste and recycling fees
  • State and / or federal financial assistance for street maintenance
  • Stormwater, water, and wastewater fees

Facilities & Infrastructure Assets

Facilities and infrastructure assets within the department’s responsibility center include 87.5 miles of streets, 101 miles of sanitary sewer mains, 115 miles of water mains, 25 traffic signals, and an estimated 1,000 traffic signs.