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Public Works Duties

Below is the description of the duties of the Public Works Department

  • Maintenance of the roads consist of plowing snow and salting roads in the winter, patch potholes; erect street signs, painting of lines on the roadways, weed control,  remove trees and debris from the roads storms, litter control on the roadways.  Hanover Township employees are responsible for 9 miles of township roads.  The remainder of 10 miles of state owned roads is maintained by PennDOT.
  •  Maintenance of the parks consist of cutting grass, trimming of the trees, maintaining flowers, cleaning pavilions and gazebos, litter control.
  • Building maintenance consists of general maintenance, cleaning and grass cutting around Township owned buildings.  Personnel are responsible for maintaining Township vehicles and equipment.
  • Water and Sewer Department; Hanover Township, Lehigh County provides water and sewer to a portion of the Township and just sewer to the other portion of the Township.  Employees are responsible on maintenance for the metering and pump stations, sewer and water lines, meter readings and along with unclogging blocked sewer lines, maintenance of those sewer lines.   Employees are responsible for maintaining easements and township “right-of-ways.”

As you can see there are various duties for which the employees are responsible.  It is the goal of Hanover Township, Lehigh County to provide a quick, efficient, proactive approach for service to the Township residents and businesses by the Public Works Department.  It is important to remember that services are provided by a limited number of employees and any requests of service will be addressed and assigned by priority.

Hanover Township, Lehigh County encourages any suggestions and/or information to make the  Township a better place to live and work. Please call the Township building with any complaints or suggestions.

This page last updated on: February 10, 2014 at 5:11pm