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May 22

National Public Works Week: Fishers Celebrates Department of Public Works

Posted to Fishers, Indiana on May 22, 2015 at 3:50 PM by Blog Admin

This Saturday wraps up National Public Works Week, but our appreciation for Fishers Department of Public Works is never ending. While each city department has an integral role and function, Fishers DPW supports all of our departments and our residents in ways that most of us don’t consider on a daily basis.


Residents had an opportunity to learn more about DPW at the annual Touch-a-Truck event earlier this week. Families came out to the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater where they got to peek at, and even climb inside, some of the city’s fleet vehicles.


DPW’s daily duties are far-reaching. They are the backbone of many of our city’s functions and programs. The summer concert series that many residents enjoy couldn’t happen without the help of DPW, nor could Keep Fishers Beautiful or many of our other highly anticipated community events. The department’s daily responsibilities include maintenance of 1,700 lane miles of roads, wastewater treatment plant operations and parks and school grounds maintenance.

In the fall of 2013, Fishers DPW became the 88th agency in the nation —and the first agency in the state of Indiana — to become fully APWA accredited. Just last spring they launched a Critical Response Team in conjunction with Fishers Fire Department to assist in emergency situations.

Let’s take every opportunity to thank our DPW staff for all they do to keep our city operations running seamlessly. You can tweet them your own “thanks” at @FishersDPW.

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By the numbers
Fishers DPW:

  • Maintains a total of 1,320 acres of land
  • Maintains over 1,700 lane miles of road
  • Plowed 93,489 road miles and used 2,742 tons of salt during 2014-2015 snow season
  • Treats 6.2 million gallons of water daily
  • Maintains 650,000 sq. ft. of public buildings and facilities 
Dec 19

Fishers DPW Provides Above Average Service during Winter Weather Events

Posted to Fishers, Indiana on December 19, 2014 at 12:48 PM by Blog Admin

Winter is fast approaching and in the days and weeks to come, snow and ice will cover the ground.  The Farmer’s Almanac has predicted another extremely cold winter with above average snowfall. Winter weather inevitably makes traveling throughout town challenging, adding another layer of stress and anxiety to drivers.

Fishers Department of Public Works strives to provide above average service to Fishers residents. Their winter weather plan is collaborative – as they are in constant communication with other town departments like Fleet, Engineering, Police and Fire and Emergency Services – and ever-evolving. 

This year, the department is considering new trucks to better track the usage of salt and calibration of trucks to increase the staff’s efficiency. They’ll also test a new side plow which will allow its staff to clear more snow without adding additional trucks.

One hundred and fourteen staff members will operate 57 trucks 24 hours a day during winter weather events throughout the season. In addition to clearing Town roads, DPW also maintains all HSE parking lots throughout the winter, nearly 760 acres.

Fishers DPW prepares to treat roads in a painted snow plow.

While the American Public Works Association recognizes high level service as having just major thoroughfares cleared 48 hours after a snow event stops, Fishers DPW prides itself on having major thoroughfares, secondary roads and cul-de-sacs cleared within 48 hours.

When snow storms begin to roll in this winter, rest easy knowing that Fishers DPW is working around the clock to make travel safe for residents.  

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Learn more about DPW’s winter weather operations here.