Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering
Public Operations Center (Second Floor)
347 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110-2290
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Welcome to the Town of Colonie Department of Public Works (DPW) Bureau of Engineering. The Bureau of Engineering was established in 1997 with the main function of providing Engineering Services including, but not limited to, highway and drainage, buildings and facilities, solid waste disposal, water and sewer facilities and such other Engineering Services as may be directed by the Town Board.
We strive to provide Engineering Services to the DPW Divisions and all Town Departments, Committees, Boards and the general public such that efficiencies can be realized in streamlining Permit Processing and Plan Review, in improved planning and coordination of all Public Works projects and Town-wide Capital Projects, in coordinating inspection services for Town-wide infrastructure and in the enhancement of Program Management Services. The result of obtaining these efficiencies will be a more effective, productive, committed workforce in the Town of Colonie.
Bureau Staffing and Responsibilities
The DPW Bureau of Engineering provides site plan and subdivision review, project design services, project management, administration, coordination and inspection, capital project reviews, programs management and mapping services. The Bureau of Engineering also provides engineering services to various Town committees and boards such as the Highway Safety Committee, the Facilities Planning Committee, the Town Board, the Planning Board, the Zoning Board and SEAMAB.
From time to time residents and property owners in the Town of Colonie experience problems with their infrastructure such as leaking water lines, blockage in sanitary sewer lines, blockage in drainage lines and surface water problems. In each of these instances, the DPW Bureau of Engineering will assist residents and property owners in the determination of public or private ownership of the infrastructure and the maintenance responsibilities. The Department of Public Works will provide maintenance in the public infrastructure areas, however, DPW cannot legally provide such maintenance on private property. If you have a problem, please give us a call.