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Houston Public Works is the largest and most diverse public works organization in the country. Houston Public Works is responsible for streets, drainage, producing and distributing water, collecting and treating wastewater, and permitting and regulation of construction. Accredited by the American Public Works Association, our over 4,000 dedicated public servants work together to create a strong foundation for Houston to thrive.

By the Numbers
  • 671 miles of service area
  • 2.3 million people served
  • #1 largest water/wastewater utility in Texas
  • 163 billion gallons of water treated annually
  • 1.1 million street name & traffic signs
  • 16,000 lane miles of streets
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About the Director

The Director of Houston Public Works, the largest and most diverse public works organization in the country, is responsible for Houston’s strong foundation. The Department has 4,000 dedicated employees and an annual operating budget of $2.4 billion (FY23).

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Contact Public Works

611 Walker
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 832.395.2500
Email: publicworks@houstontx.gov 

Safety and Security Emergency Contact Number 713.843.5483

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