The Boise Public Works Department is composed of five divisions that provide administrative, operational, environmental, and engineering services.
The Administration Division provides accounting, records management and storage, and computer support and Web development to all of Public Works. Staff maintain the department's computer and communications network and monitor all contract and budget accounting, including the tracking of payables and receivables.
Administration serves as the department's link with Boise City in the areas of personnel and payroll, and monitors all cross-charges with other departments for interdepartmental support. The division also works with the Public Works Commission to establish sewer and trash rates.
The Boise Public Works Department's Purchasing staff handles all matters relating to unadvertised Contract opportunities with values lower than $25,000. In addition, Public Works' Purchasing staff provides bidding documents to the city of Boise Purchasing Department for review and placement of advertisements of bids or proposals.
The Boise Public Works Department engineering staff provides both technical and ordinance information on flood plains, hillsides, subdivisions, street naming, and irrigation. The staff also monitors and maintains the city's network of more than 9000 streetlights as well as manages the City's geothermal district heating utility and provides engineering and inspection services for the City's wastewater collection and treatment system.
The engineering division oversees, or is involved with, countless activities that support and enhance life for all the citizens of our great city.
The Boise Environmental Division offers educational, monitoring, and support services in several areas:
- Environmental Education
- Air Quality
- Solid Waste
- Water Quality
- Ground Water
- Environmental Engineering
This is Boise Public Works Department's largest division. Operations is fully supported by user fees and is responsible for collecting and treating wastewater and releasing it to the Boise River.
The Operations Division tests and monitors three wastewater treatment plants to comply with federal, state, and local environmental regulations. This division also treats sewage pumped from area septic tanks, Garden City, and three other sewer districts.
- Utilities Maintenance
- Treatment Plants
It is the mission of Government Buildings to provide service to our customers with a total commitment to excellence and becoming the service of choice.
Government Buildings maintains and operates the facilities at the City Hall complex, while also supporting other facilities such as the fire stations, the Senior Center, Boise Art Museum, and the Library. The staff also supports internal departments through conference room setups, area reconfigurations, remodels, and relocations.