Public Works

The Public Works Department provides the city with utility services, sanitation collection services, infrastructure system maintenance, and municipal fleet maintenance. The department provides on-call staff for emergency situations after hours, who may be contacted through the Brevard Police Department.



The Sanitation Division is responsible for the collection of residential, commercial, and multi-family refuse and cardboard collection. This includes the removal of brush, leaves, and yard debris. The city provides special collections for bulk items such as appliances and furniture. The division provides a curbside residential and commercial recycling program. 


The Streets Division is responsible for installing and repairing streets, sidewalks, handicap ramps, and bridges, mowing, street sweeping, and providing snow removal for streets within the city's jurisdiction. This includes installation and maintenance of storm drains, catch basins, and drainage ditches along city streets, right-of-ways, and dedicated stormwater easements. The division replaces traffic light bulbs and maintains traffic, directional, and street name signs throughout the city. 

Vehicle Maintenance

The Vehicle Maintenance Division provides maintenance and repair of the city's vehicle and equipment fleet and is also contracted with Transylvania County for vehicle maintenance. The garage provides a fueling center that is operational 24/7 for both city and county vehicles. The division supervisor is Rick Noonan.

Water Distribution

The Water Distribution Division provides maintenance and repair of 86 miles of water mains providing potable water to commercial and residential customers; installs and repairs water distribution lines, fire hydrants, and water meters in the city; maintains 7 water booster stations and 5 water tank facilities. The Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) is Ben Robinson.

Sewer Collections

The Sewer Collections Division maintains 55 miles of gravity sewer, 6 miles of force main sewer lines, and 17 sewer pump stations. Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) reduction and elimination are high priority projects within the division. The Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) is Billy Dodson.

Building & Grounds

The Building & Grounds Division has four major functions: grounds maintenance and landscaping, building maintenance, recreation, and custodial. The division takes care of parks, treatment plants, pump stations, the reservoir, police firing range, two playgrounds, the sports complex, and roadside projects throughout the city limits and the downtown area.

Public Input & Identifying Community Needs

Your Public Works Department would like to hear your comments or suggestions on ways to improve the services we provide. Please contact us via email or by calling 828-884-2171, Option 4.