The Public Works Department provides the city with utility services, sanitation collection services, infrastructure system maintenance, and municipal fleet maintenance. The department provides on-call staff for emergency situations after hours, who may be contacted through the Purvis Police Department.

Sanitation

WastePro is responsible for the collection of residential, commercial, and multi-family refuse and cardboard collection.  The city provides special collections for bulk items such as appliances and furniture. The city is responsible for the removal of brush, leaves, and yard debris.  The division superintendent is Lee Bush.

Streets

The Streets Division is responsible for installing and repairing streets, sidewalks and handicap ramps, mowing, street sweeping within the city’s jurisdiction. This includes installation and maintenance of storm drains, catch basins, and drainage ditches along city streets, right-of-ways, and dedicated stormwater easements. We maintain directional and street name signs throughout the city. The division superintendent is Lee Bush.

Vehicle Maintenance

The Vehicle Maintenance Division provides maintenance and repair of the city’s vehicle and equipment fleet.  The division superintendent is Lee Bush.

Water Distribution

The Water Distribution Division provides maintenance and repair of water mains providing potable water to commercial and residential customers; installs and repairs water distribution lines and water meters in the city; maintains 3 water tank facilities. The Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) is Lee Bush.

Sewer Collections

The Sewer Collections Division maintains gravity sewer, force main sewer lines, and sewer pump stations. Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) reduction and elimination are high priority projects within the division. The Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) is Lee Bush.

Building & Grounds

The Building & Grounds Division has four major functions: grounds maintenance and landscaping, building maintenance, recreation, and custodial. The division takes care of parks, treatment plants, pump stations, public playgrounds and roadside projects throughout the city limits and the downtown area. The division superintendent is Lee Bush.

Public Input & Identifying Community Needs

Your Public Works Department would like to hear your comments or suggestions on ways to improve the services we provide. Please contact us via email or by calling 601-606-0637.