Environmental Services Division of Public Works

Environmental Services office airial view

Responsibilities of the Environmental Services Division


The Environmental Services Division of Public Works manages the City assets for wastewater treatment and collections, stormwater treatment and collections, and performs design, construction and inspections of these assets as well as for roads, streets, and sidewalks. Management of these assets involves assuring that federal, state, and local laws and policies are followed for the protection of the public and the environment.

Mission Statement


To represent the interests of those whom we serve; City Residents, City Administration and the Businesses who have chosen to provide employment opportunities to this community. To meet and maintain the high water quality standards as outlined in our discharge permit. To safely meet these challenges using the most efficient application of human and financial resources available to us.
To do these things in a professional manner with openness, honesty, and integrity.

Liquid Assets


Liquid Assets is a public media and outreach initiative that seeks to inform the nation about the critical role that our water infrastructure plays in protecting public health and promoting economic prosperity. Watch the Liquid Assets trailer below. This version is from Pennsylvania. Look further on the page for the Minnesota Version.




A Minnesota version, with interviews with Duluth officials,
can be watched on-line. The issues apply to what is happening in Superior.

Liquid Assets Minnesota 56:40