Kentwood Department of Public Works



Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions
will be removed at 6:00 a.m.,
Friday, April 25, 2014



The City of Kentwood does NOT open the leaf recycle area in the spring. Please check with your local rubbish hauler or local landscape companies for disposal options.

The Public Works building is located at 5068 Breton SE. For directions DPW Directions. The Public Works office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

The Department of Public works is responsible for the maintenance and repair of several City services.

The Water/Wastewater Division maintains the potable drinking water system, including the City’s water storage tanks, pumping facilities, and distribution piping, as well as the sanitary sewage collection system piping, pump/lift station and manholes.

The Streets and Drains Division maintains all of the City streets and signs, as well as the storm sewer collection system piping, manholes and drains.

The Grounds Division maintains the City owned properties, including the parks, cemetery and walking trails.

The Buildings Division maintains all aspects of City owned facilities.

The Motor Pool Division maintains the City's fleet of vehicles.

The Department of Public Works provides assistance and information in the following areas:
  • Report potholes
  • Report a Street Light Problem
  • Report a traffic signal problem
    (please call (616)456-3283)
  • Report water pollution
  • Trim trees in the right-of-way
  • Sewer backups
  • Water main breaks
  • Questions regarding water bills
  • Permits to fill a swimming pool
  • Water main taps for new homes/businesses