Public Works

Christopher Roofner - Director
120 St. John St.
814-827-5300 Ext. 311
Public Works Direct #: 814-827-5300 Ext. 308
Fax #: 814-827-8421

The Public Works Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City's infrastructure, including public roadways and water and sewer distribution systems. Public Works includes the Water Works and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. It is responsible for some public lighting, coordinating refuse and recycling, maintenance, and long-term infrastructure needs.

Scroll down to learn about the department, street lights, wastewater treatment, water works, airport, and more.

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Public Works Dump Truck
Public Works Dump Truck

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Public Works Vac Truck

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Airport Equipment

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What We Do

The department provides:

  • Road maintenance and repair

  • Snow plowing

  • Street sweeping

  • Storm and sanitary sewer maintenance

  • Road sign maintenance

  • Traffic signal maintenance 

Responsibilities

The Public Works Department also maintains the City’s water and waste water systems. The department has several state of the art maintenance assets, including a sewer cleaner/vacuum truck, a sewer line video inspection unit, and hot tap/line stopping equipment for emergency water line repairs under pressure.


The department is the focal point for the City’s recycling program and bins can be picked up at 120 St. John St. Refuse collection is provided through the City’s contractor, Raccoon Refuse. Curb-side collection is standard, with back door pick up available for people with disabilities. Recycling and refuse questions can be directed to City Services at 814-827-5300 ext. 315.


Fleet assets of the department include dump trucks, backhoes, skid steer loaders, front end loader, a sewer jet/vacuum truck, a portable self-propelled color video inspection unit, a street sweeper, a mobile welding truck, and an assortment of pick up trucks, snow plows, and special purpose maintenance equipment.


The department has a full time mechanic on staff for fleet maintenance. The mechanic also maintains the City’s emergency vehicle fleet of fire department units and police vehicles.

The Public Works Director is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure, including public roadways and water and sewer distribution systems. The Public Works Director serves and advises the City Manager, supervises the work force, coordinates projects with State and Federal agencies and contractors, and prepares a proposed annual budget for the city manager’s consideration. The Public Works Director works closely with the City’s consulting engineer in the development and planning of short and long-term infrastructure needs within the community.

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Public Light Outages

Street Light Issues

Public streets: Streets are typically lit by lights mounted on wood utility poles. These lights are owned and maintained by Penelec – FirstEnergy, with electricity and maintenance fees charged to the City. Street light outages on public streets can be reported directly to FirstEnergy. Having the Pole Number is helpful.

Report Penelec Street Light Outage Here

If the light presents a hazardous situation, such as broken glass, danger of falling, or exposed wires, do not complete this form. Immediately call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

Decorative street lights, parks, and public buildings: In most instances, the City owns and maintains the lighting systems at all City-owned facilities, including buildings and parks, as well as, on the main roads down town: the tall black poles with glass globes. Any outages or issues at these locations should be reported to Public Works.

Wastewater Treatment Plant

301 E Industrial Drive
Titusville PA 16354
(814) 827-5300 Ext. 323
Fax: (814) 827-8421

Wastewater Treatment Plant
Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Wastewater Treatment Plant
Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Wastewater Lab
Wastewater Lab

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Wastewater Treatment Plant
Wastewater Treatment Plant

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The City’s waste water plant was originally constructed in 1958, with extensive upgrades in 1988 and 2004.

The plant was the first sequential batch reactor plant constructed east of the Mississippi and was state of the art when it was constructed. The sewer system dates back to the 1860s and is comprised of approximately 33 miles of pipe ranging from 6″ to 48″ in diameter. The plant has a continuous flow rating of 4 million gallons per day, with a peak rating of 9.8 MGD.


Staff

The plant is staffed by three operators and has on site laboratory facilities. The plant supervisor also serves as the industrial pretreatment coordinator for the City’s Industrial Pretreatment Program.


Upgrades

The City completed $5.1 million in upgrades at the treatment facility in 2008. The Phase 2 upgrades include a new plant head-works with automation upgrades and sewer system rehabilitation work. Pennsylvania DEP standards are maintained daily, thanks to the upgrades and competent staff.


Phase 3 plant upgrades were under way in 2013. These upgrades are required under a Consent Order and Agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to bring the Plant into compliance with the Clean Streams Law, the Sewage Facilities Act and the NPDES and WQM Permits.



Water Works

220 Oil Creek Drive
Titusville PA 16354
(814) 827-5300 Ext. 319
Fax: (814) 827- 8421

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The William C. Evans Municipal Water Works (aka Titusville Water Works) has 10 interconnected wells ranging in depth from 61 to 80 feet. The wells are in a confined aquifer and are non-flowing artesian wells, capable of pumping 1000 gallons per minute. The City currently pumps about 1.6 million gallons per day, but the aquifer has a potential of supplying up to 20 million gallons per day. The wells provide excellent quality water and the only disinfectant currently used is chlorine. City records indicate that Titusville has provided a public water supply since around 1873. The Water Works also has an Emergency Response Plan, created in 2018, which can be viewed here.

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Titusville Municipal Airport

Whether you're a Business Executive or a Private Pilot, the City of Titusville Municipal Airport offers you everything you need to help your business grow. Our Airport offers easy access, free parking, free terminal amenities including a comfortable place to stop, rest, get cleaned up, relax, fuel up. We offer excellent facilities that are constantly being improved to accommodate all of your needs while visiting Northwestern Pennsylvania.

2572 Meadville Road

Titusville, PA 16354

814-827-5300 Ext. 705