The Haverford Township Public Works Department’s mission is to serve the residents of Haverford Township.
Public Works is the largest work force in Haverford Township and consists of six divisions. Each division performs a function vital to the health, safety and well-being of the community. We have a total of 66 full-time employees and 21 part-time employees.
Scope of Work
Highway maintains the 132 miles of township roads. In the winter, the Highway division brines, plows and salts all 132 miles of township roads and the 33 miles of state roads, with the exception of Township Line and West Chester Pike.
In the fall, the Highway division is also responsible for vacuuming and recycling all the leaves in the township.
Our Electricians and Carpenters also fall within the Highway division. Our Electricians maintain all the street lights in the township and all electrical problems in our municipal buildings. Our Carpenters maintain the municipal buildings doing renovations and painting. Our Electricians and Carpenters were instrumental in the building of the new Vehicle Maintenance Building.
Sanitation is responsible for removing Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste from each home on the designated day of pickup. Eight trucks and 24 employees accomplish this, and they average 1200 stops a day.
Our Shade Tree Division is responsible for the removal of all dead and diseased trees, and the trimming of all trees in the township right-of-way.
Vehicle Maintenance is responsible for maintaining and repairing all township owned vehicles, approximately 130 pieces of equipment. These mechanics are also licensed to do all State Inspections of our township vehicles.
The personnel performing this function contribute more to the health and welfare of township residents than most people realize. The 149 miles of sewer system piping need to be cleaned, vacuumed and if necessary made root free by using specialized tools. This division is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is also responsible for rebuilding all the inlets in the township.
PAINT AND SIGN
This crew of two men makes, installs, repairs and replaces all the street and traffic signs throughout the township. They also paint all the crosswalks and traffic markers on the township roads.
The Public Works Department maintains all street lights and traffic signals. For any complaints regarding trees, sanitary or storm sewers, trash, recycling or other Public Works issues, please call 610-446-1000 ext. 2263.
Permits must be obtained from the Public Works Department for sidewalks, curbs, driveway aprons, sewer connections and if you need to put a dumpster or pod in the street.
If you would like to contact the Public Works Department, please call 610-446-1000 ext. 2263, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.