Public Works Department


The Public Works Department strives to ensure a high quality of life for Missoula’s citizens, visitors, and businesses by providing services essential for safe, healthy living and working environments as well as safe travel on local roadways. To accomplish this, the Department maintains and improves our infrastructure systems, which provide water, sewer, storm water, and transportation services.

Public Works Divisions


Missoula Water—provides clean, safe water throughout the city and maintains the water system infrastructure. 

Storm Water Division—provides for and maintains infrastructure for both surface and underground movement of water from rain, snow melt, and other weather events and ensures compliance with state, federal, and local laws for storm water management. 

Wastewater Division—provides safe and environmentally conscientious management and disposal of sewage. Includes the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Garden City Compost facilities.


Street Maintenance Division—provides snow removal, pothole and other roadway repairs, and leaf collection services. 

Traffic Services—fabricates, repairs, and replaces various street signs and provides striping and other pavement marking services on Missoula streets. 

Traffic Signal & Communication Shop—maintains traffic signals and City-owned streets lights and installs and maintains vehicle communication systems for other City departments.