Public Works

The Department of Public Works maintains the city’s streets, sewers, and catch basins year-round. During autumn the department provides a leaf drop off program . In winter, snow removal is the priority.

The Department of Public Works will be street sweeping starting in March. The sweepers will be cleaning the curb and gutter down the entire length of the street.  If possible, when sweepers are in your area, please refrain from parking your vehicle on the street.  Please do not rake or sweep yard debris into the street, as extra debris will plug up the sweeping units.
Public Works employees also check city sidewalks. Public Works also administrates the Noxious Weed Program. From May 1 to October 31, property owners must keep grass mowed to less than 8 inches or the city will have it mowed and the property owner will be invoiced.

The Department of Public Works actively works to be behind the scenes of many different civic events and programs that happen throughout the city by providing support and maintenance when needed.

Additional Information

If you have any questions regarding the responsibilities of the department, please contact us at 517-788-4170.  For after hours emergencies, please call 517-788-4100.

​Fall Fire Hydrant Flushing Program 

The City of Jackson Department of Public Works is starting its Fall Fire Hydrant Flushing Program on Monday, Sept. 23. The flushing activity will be happening all over the City of Jackson and some areas of Blackman, Summit and Leoni townships.

Fire hydrant flushing will begin in the southwest section of the City and is scheduled to finish in the northeast section two weeks later on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The activity will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The flushing is necessary to wash iron and other sediment out of the water mains. This sediment does not affect water quality, but can cause water to become discolored. The water is safe to drink and discoloration often disappears within a short time.

Drivers are urged to slow down where flushing is taking place and use caution while driving around flushing activity. Residents are advised not to wash clothing while lines are being flushed in or around their neighborhoods.  They may also experience lower water pressure or possibly no water during the hydrant flushing.

A map that indicates the areas and dates scheduled for flushing can be viewed by visiting this highlighted web link.  Those who have questions about the flushing can call the Department of Public Works-Water Division at 517-788-4170.