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The Town of Berlin, Connecticut

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Public Works


Michael (Mike) Ahern, Town Engineer and Public Works Director

 The Public Works Department encompasses several divisions: Engineering,  Environmental and Flood Hazard oversight, Highway Maintenance, Building Facilities, and Water and Sewer Maintenance.  Regulatory oversight of the Inland Wetlands and Water Courses Commission, Aquifer Protection Commission, Water Control Commission, and Public Building Commission also fall within Public Works jurisdiction.

     The Engineering Division provides construction management oversight and assistance with design of all significant building projects (both Town and Schools),   storm and sanitary sewer mapping, sidewalk maintenance and installation, while ensuring compliance with Town Standards.

     Environmental oversight includes the solid waste disposal and recycling programs such as our leaf collection/removal and hazardous waste disposal. The  Facilities Division maintains our Transfer Station at 19 Town Farm Lane for our residents.  The hours of operation are: Mon. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and most Saturday's 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   

     The Highway Division performs routine maintenance of the public rights-of-way such as: pothole patching, roadside mowing, litter and debris removal, street sweeping, catch basin cleaning, and maintaining and replacement of traffic control and street signs.  The Highway Division oversees major road reconstruction, bridge replacement, and resurfacing projects.  Seasonal focus during the winter months is to provide snow and ice removal within the 110 miles of Town-owned roadways.  They also respond to emergencies on a twenty-four hour basis, when requested by either the Police or Fire Departments.

     The Building Facilities Division is responsible for maintaining and servicing all thirty three of the Town-owned buildings/schools, including: fire alarms, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, security, lighting and any other areas pertaining to proper operation and maintenance.  The Department oversees utilities such as electricity, water, natural gas, fuel oil, and telephones (land and cell).  They maintain parking lot lighting, traffic lights for the Police Department, recreational field lighting, emergency generators, and security systems.  Facilities additionally manages and performs preventive maintenance as well as custodial services. 

      The Town Water and Sewer Department is charged with the responsibility of providing potable water to its 2,500 customers, and to the Worthington Fire District.   In addition, they are responsible for conveyance and pumping of approximately one billion gallons of sanitary wastewater per year and operate their own Accounts Payable and Receivables.

For more information on the services the Town of Berlin's Public Works Department offers, please contact our office via the contact information to the left.

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Mike Ahern,
Town Engineer/Public Works Director
Berlin Town Hall
240 Kensington Rd
Berlin, CT 06037
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Contact Us:

240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
Phone: 860.828.7000

Town Office Hours:
M-W 8:30am - 4:30pm
Th 8:30am - 7:00pm
F 8:30am - 1:00pm

Police Department:

240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
Dispatch Phone: 860-828-7080
Emergency: 911

Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm