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Public Works is committed to providing 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.

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How to Identify a City Employee
You may see City of Manhattan employees doing field work such as meter reads, hydrant repairs/flushing, street maintenance, surveying, traffic repairs, and dealing with storm/sewer issues. City employees always wear shirts/jackets with one of the official City of Manhattan logos and carry proper identification when they are on the job.
  • City employees only enter residences if a resident has contacted us for a specific problem.
  • If you haven't requested service, always ask to see City of Manhattan identification and check to see if there is an official vehicle marked with the city logos.
  • If you have questions or concerns, contact the Public Works administration office at (785) 587-2415 or the Street Department at (785) 587-4540 during regular business hours.

Dig Safe
Before beginning any type of construction, please contact Dig Safe. 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 Locators 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.
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(800) DIG-SAFE
(800) 344-7233

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Robert K. Ott
Director of Public Works
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Inka Eck
Executive Secretary
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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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