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Engineering and Public Works
EPW Group PhotoOur Department Mission Statement
The City of Athens Engineering and Public Works Department conducts all-season maintenance of public rights of way and the city fleet, delivers high quality drinking water, and provides clean sewage removal in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the citizens of Athens.

Message from the Engineer
Welcome to the web page for the premier Public Works staff in the Midwest! The public servants in this organization strive day and night to provide the highest level of service possible to the great citizens of our beautiful city. They operate and maintain: 
  • Roads: over 194 lane miles, not counting alleys
  • Waterlines: over 410,000 feet
  • Sanitary lines: over 399,000 feet
  • Storm lines: over 80,000 feet mapped; est. over 300,000 feet total
  • Sidewalks: over 43.8 miles
  • Bridges: 5 major, 7 minor
  • Water Plant: 1
  • Wastewater Plant: 1
  • Remote sites: 45 pump stations, lift stations, water towers, and reservoirs
  • Traffic signals: 36
  • Street lights: nearly 300 city-owned
  • Other: buildings, guardrail, signs, vehicles, etc.

So every time you pull out of your driveway, turn on your faucet, or flush your toilet, an Athens Public Works employee worked behind the scenes to make it possible. As we strive to provide ever-improving service, please contact us with any questions or concerns.