The Public Services Administration provides leadership as well as administrative, budgetary and communications support for the five units that provide services for the City of Ann Arbor.
The Engineering Unit provides engineering services including design and construction management, construction inspection, and traffic and transportation engineering. The unit focuses on timely completion of the City’s capital improvement projects, traffic engineering services, private development construction services, infrastructure records maintenance, and securing outside funds and grants for the City’s capital improvement projects.
The Public Works unit is responsible for park maintenance, forestry, natural area preservation, street lighting, signals, signs, radio communications, street maintenance, solid waste and material recovery activities (recycling, composting), and all water, wastewater and storm water distribution and collection.
The Systems Planning Service Unit is a unique collaboration that brings together multiple departments and disciplines within the city to coordinate asset management as well as create and maintain a long-term plan for sustaining Ann Arbor's infrastructure.
The Wastewater Treatment Service Unit is responsible for the effective collection, treatment and environmentally acceptable discharge of wastewater, including the operation and maintenance of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant; eight sewage lift stations; and laboratory testing services.
The Water Treatment Service Unit is responsible for processing and supplying safe drinking water which includes operation of the treatment plant; six remote pumping stations; nineteen million gallons of storage capacity; four dams; source water facilities; two hydro-electric plants; and laboratory testing services.