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The Public Service Department consists of the Engineering Bureau, Public Works Bureau, Sewer Bureau, and Water Supply Bureau.  Responsibilities of these bureaus encompass a wide range of services to the public.  Click on the bureau name below to visit its website.

Engineering Bureau

  • CSO program
  • plans and permits
  • traffic signal and signs
  • oil and gas
  • airport
  • city arborist
  • planning, design, and construction of public improvement projects

Public Works

  • trash and recycling pick-up
  • pothole patching
  • snow plowing
  • leaf removal
  • street sweeping
  • street tree trimming and removal
  • parks mowing and maintenance

Water Reclamation Services (Sewer Bureau)

  • sewer maintenance
  • basement flooding
  • water reclamation (wastewater treatment)
  • industrial pretreatment
  • renewable energy facility (formerly compost facility)

 Water Supply Bureau

  • water plant
  • watershed
  • reservoirs
  • Lake Rockwell
  • water distribution
  • backflow prevention




May11, 2023

Notice is hereby given that the Akron Tree Commission will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. This meeting will be conducted remotely. There will be no physical access to the meeting. Interested observers may access the meeting via livestream, which will be available at:


The agenda of the meeting is as follows:

1. Approval of minutes of April 18, 2023 regular meeting

2. New Business

a. Guest Jessica Glowczewski-Forestry Service Urban Community Grant information

3. Unfinished Business

a. Logo Contest Update
b. 33Ohio Urban Forestry Discussion

4. Adjournment


The City of Akron is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public programs, services, and activities. Anyone who is in need of an accommodation from any City department is invited to contact Yamini Adkins, Director of Human Resources, 166 South High Street, Municipal Building, Suite 103, Akron, Ohio 44308, (voice) 330-375-2780 as soon as possible.  If you require TDD phone service call Ohio Relay at 800-750-0750 and they will assist in contacting the Department of Human Resources at (330) 375-2780.

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