The Public Works Department is located at 801 Prairie Street in the City of Harrisburg (approximately six blocks South of the City Hall Office building). 

As one of the original departments for the City of Harrisburg the Public Works Department handles the maintenance of the City's infrastructure, this includes:

Contact information for the Public Works Department:

As of April 2024, the Public Works Department operates and maintains

  • 41.9 miles of streets
  • 8 city parks
  • 55.1 miles of water mains
  • 46.1 miles of sanitary sewer
  • 21.7 miles of storm sewer
  • 2 water towers
  • 474 fire hydrants 
  • 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant


Sump Pumps

It is against regulations to run your sump pump hose into the City's sanitary sewer system (inside your home).  Sump pump hoses should be draining away from your home and should not create a public nuisance or nuisance for your neighbor.  The city conducts random inspections to ensure that this policy is enforced.

West Nile Protection

The city will be spraying for mosquitos this year.  Please take all necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family from West Nile.  For more information, please visit:


Snow Alert Information

Harrisburg Snow Route Map

A Snow Alert will be declared when there is a chance of 2" or greater accumulation of snow or blowing snow, NO parking allowed on any city streets during the duration of the snow alert.

To receive Snow Alerts via text message, opt in by texting HARRISBURG to 91896.