The Public Works Department is here to serve you when you need us most.
Public Works is a small name for all the things that we do! The City of Bedford Public Works Department is committed to making the lives of the residents and people working in Bedford better by keeping the City's infrastructure as great as it can be. Our highly trained staff of 50 workers are there to help when you need us most.
Like the Fire and Police Departments we are on call 24/7 to serve you in times of trouble such as flooding, water main breaks, sewer backups, or sanding the streets during an ice storm. If you need your water shut off at the meter for any reason, at any time, we will be there as soon as possible.
Departments Within Public Works
Public Works includes a Water, Waste Water, Streets, Storm Water, Engineering, Environmental and Traffic/Signs Departments. There are numerous duties within each department. When you have a request for assistance, your request will be entered into our database, dispatched to the appropriate department and taken care of as quickly as possible. We are here to serve you with a smile!
The Public Works Department maintains:
- 1 Northwest Pressure Plane Station with a storage tank of 30,000 gallons
- 1,500 stop signs
- 1,800 fire hydrants
- 148 miles of water mains
- 15,000 water service connection/meters
- 158 miles of sewer mains
- 2 water well-pumping stations, each with the capacity to pump 1 million gallons per day, with tank storage of 250,000 gallons
- 2,750 manholes
- 250 vehicle/equipment units
- 3 water towers with 5 million gallons of storage capacity
- 460 lane miles of street surface (24 million square feet of surface)
- 5,000 street signs
- 92 miles of stormwater system
Water Meter Shut Off Assistance
This is a friendly reminder that only a Bedford Public Works employee is authorized to shut off water at the City-owned water meter.
Per City ordinance Section 118-3; (1) A person may not knowingly tamper, connect to, or alter any component of the City’s water system including valves, meters, meter boxes, meter box lids, hydrants, lines, pump stations, ground storage tanks and elevated storage tanks. This includes direct or indirect efforts to initiate or restore water service without prior approval of the City (This includes licensed plumbers, builders, citizens, and sprinkler companies). This ordinance does not apply if your home has a separate water shut off valve. If you do not have one, a licensed plumber may install a home shut off valve for home repairs or other emergencies.
Please call the Public Works Department at (817) 952-2200 for water shut off assistance at the meter. Broken angle stops can result in fines and could potentially result in a large repair bill. Public Works crews are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For assistance after regular working hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), please contact Police Dispatch Non-Emergency line at (817) 952-2127.
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