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Public Works
About the Public Works Department
Our mission is to provide the community with the resources to efficiently manage and maintain those services and facilities that are vital to the community's health, safety and welfare. Public Works is committed to provide for the construction and maintenance of the city's infrastructure including street, storm sewer, traffic control, flood protection, high quality drinking water and the return of that water to the environment through the wastewater treatment process.

Dig Safe
Before beginning any type of construction, you need to call "Dig Safe" at 1-800-DIG-SAFE (1-800) 344-7233. You think you may know where the electric, gas, water, sewer phone, cable TV or other lines are located on your property; however, you need to be 100 percent sure of their location in order to avoid disaster. City Utility Locaters will go to your property, at no cost to you, and locate any necessary lines. Color coded flags will be placed marking the locations of specific lines. You can also go online at www.kansasonecall.com and place an Internet Locate Request.

Traffic Camera Map
Traffic camera views around the City of Manhattan are provided via our Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) network. Camera snapshot views are updated every five minutes. Click here to view the map. Once the map is opened, click on the camera icon to pull up the current camera view at that particular intersection. If you have questions, please contact Peter Clark at (785) 587-4590.

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In Touch Email Notification System
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Robert K. Ott
Director of Public Works
Email Robert K. Ott

Inka Eck
Executive Secretary
Email Inka Eck

1101 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502

Ph: (785) 587-2415
Fx: (785) 587-2416

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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