The Department of Public Works (DPW) provides professional quality maintenance, repair and construction services while maintaining 50 miles of streets, six parks and playgrounds and the Swampscott Cemetery. The DPW is also responsible for the ongoing maintenance of three municipal buildings, 48 miles of water mains, 47 miles of sewer mains, seven sewer lift stations, the sewer pumping station and over 40 vehicles and pieces of equipment.
Additionally, the DPW is responsible for rapid response to all snow, ice and other inclement weather emergencies and conditions. The DPW enforces water, sewer and snow by-laws, grants petitions of location for utilities, and maintains engineering records and Town maps.
Lastly, the DPW plays a significant role in the daily operation of other Town departments in responding to requests for service. The Department budget is divided into four divisions: Public Works (General), Cemetery, Water and Sewer.