Department of Public Works



The Department of Public Works is a service organization responsible for providing essential public works infrastructure support services for the citizens of Scituate.

Services provided by this department include the engineering design, construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, sewer, water and storm drainage systems, surveying and mapping, maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment, maintenance of parks, cemeteries, athletic fields, beaches, public buildings and off-street parking facilities, public refuse collection and disposal, snow plowing and ice control, administration of construction contracts, review of subdivision projects; inspection of construction projects and the operation of the Wastewater and Water Treatment plants and Transfer Station.


The Department of Public Works is organized into five divisions, each under the direct supervision of a division supervisor and the overall direction of the Director of Public Works.

Please contact DPW divisions directly for emergencies during posted hours of operation and the Police Department dispatcher at: 781-545-1212 for emergencies after posted hours of operation and on weekends and holidays.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Kevin Cafferty Director of Public Works (781) 545-8732
Sean McCarthy Supervisor (781) 545-8732