The East Hartford Department of Public Works employs 69 full-time people utilizing 220 vehicles of various types. The Department is responsible for five separate divisions: Engineering, Fleet Services, Waste Services, Highway Services, and Building Maintenance.
The Engineering Division reviews technical design plans, surveys for design and construction, inspects utility, subdivision and municipal construction projects, engineers and drafts the designs of various complex municipal improvement projects.
The Highway Services Division provides for the maintenance of 146.3 miles of Town roads, flood dikes, bridges, cemeteries, pavement markings, street lights and traffic signs. This division's responsibilities also include snow removal and eviction pickups.
The Waste Services Division is responsible for collection of 26,000 tons of rubbish annually as well as operation of the Town transfer station.
The Facilities Management Division provides daily maintenance and continuous monitoring to 22 public buildings.
The Fleet Services Division is charged with maintaining 340 Town vehicles and other related equipment.