The City of Fenton's Department of Public Works consists of two major divisions, the Department of Public Works and the Water Department. In total the two departments have 15 full time employees and we add several part-time helpers in the summer months. We also have one employee who performs building maintenance on City Hall, the Police building, and the Fire Hall.
The Department of Public Works currently has 7 full-time employees. The work crew maintains over 60 miles of streets within the city. This includes patching and street repairs, sidewalk and curb work, sweeping, and sign maintenance. The DPW crew also maintains 50 miles of sanitary sewer lines, 45 miles of storm sewers, and maintains seven sewer pump lift stations. The department also performs miscellaneous work in the cemetery and parks, trims and removes trees, hauls brush for residents, assists with many festivals and events within the community, and responds to calls and requests for the citizens of our community. With assistance from water personnel the DPW crew also plows snow from our streets and hauls it from the downtown area during the winter months. The goal of the DPW is to be proactive with maintenance of our streets and sewer systems, help to provide a clean and safe community, and to be available to respond to the citizens of Fenton.
The Water Department consists of water treatment and water distribution. The Water Treatment Plant is operated by five employees. These workers must be certified by the State of Michigan, Department of Environmental Quality with an F-treatment certification. Currently we have one operator which has an F-1 license which is the highest given in Michigan. The water distribution department maintains 55 miles of water mains, which includes reading over 4,300 meters each quarter, repairing meters and water breaks, performing valve turning and hydrant flushing to clean the system, and responding to citizen concerns and complaints. All this is accomplished with 3 full-time employees. Our goal is to supply quality water to our customers at a reasonable rate. If you are experiencing discolored water, please call the Water Department at 810-629-6347 and talk to our Water Billing Clerk, Cathi Kane. She will take your information and will inform the water crew of the complaint so they can investigate.
The Department of Public Works and the Water Department can be reached at 810-629-2261.