Public Works

The Shorewood Department of Public Works (DPW) provides a diverse and varied assortment of services to the community through its collections, forestry, horticulture, electrical, building maintenance, streets and vehicle maintenance divisions. The Shorewood DPW includes the Shorewood Water Works and the Shorewood Sewer Utility. DPW staff also administer contracts for the provision of recycling, lawn maintenance, and construction services to the Village.

The Department of Public Works is currently operating under emergency (reduced) staffing protocols with the focus on the provision of essential services, including water distribution and sewer collection as priority tasks. Refuse will be collected weekly, on schedule however yard waste and brush collection schedules will be suspended.  Every effort will be made to service each property, but maintenance of the normal yard waste and brush schedules cannot be guaranteed.

The mission of the Department of Public Works is to provide the highest level of public service possible to Shorewood residents and to keep all village property, pertinent, infrastructure and vehicles in proper maintenance and repair. This mission is accomplished through the judicious use of department personnel and equipment.