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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.

Contact Us

Department of Public Works
30 Curran Drive
Athens, OH 45701

Ph: (740) 593-7636

News - View All
2016 Waterline Improvements Project
York Paving, the Contractor for the 2016 Waterline Improvements project, is expecting to begin waterline installation the week of September 12, 2016. Read on...
Changes to the Yard Waste Program
The City of Athens announces that it is transitioning to paper yard waste bags in order to have a 100% compostable waste stream. The city will change from resident-provided plastic bags to City-provided paper bags beginning February 1st. Read on...