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BPW Superintendent
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5 Arsene Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719
(508) 979-4030
(508) 979-4086
Monday - Friday : 8:00AM - 4:30PM
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Public Works in Fairhaven is governed by the five member, unpaid elected Board of Public Works

The mission of Fairhaven public works is to provide community services that exceed the public’s expectations.  This will be accomplished by:

Rapid response to emergencies throughout all seasons;

Effective budgeting, management and cost-effective service delivery;

Putting in place best practices learned from the public and private sectors;

Using technology to its fullest to enhance operations and communications with the public; and

Providing exceptional customer service to our customers—the public.


We work towards these goals through five working groups:

Highway which manages 105 miles of roads—everything from snow fighting to storm drainage to storm drainage installation to road maintenance and reconstruction projects to managing the drop off recycling center on Arsene Street to maintaining over 100 Town vehicles and pieces of equipment.

Parks and Grounds, which maintains 17 parks, the West Island Town Beach, and many smaller Town owned parcels.  Almost 60 acres are maintained with 1 full-time employee and 3 part time summer workers

Water, including over 100 miles of water mains, supplying water to over 6,000 properties, using an average of 1.3 million gallons per day
Sewer, which manages the 5 million gallon per day treatment plant on Arsene Street, the 100,000 gallon per day West Island Treatment Plant, approximately 75 miles of sewer pipes and 16 pump stations.

Administration, including customer relations; personnel and financial management; and long range planning

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