Directory & Divisions
The City of McDonough Public Works Department is comprised of six divisions and is responsible for the City infrastructure. It includes streets, water distribution, sewer collection and stormwater system. Public Works maintains the City's right- of- ways, our City Parks, and the City Cemetery. This department also provides brush chipping and street sweeping.
Henry County Dispatch for Emergencies (down trees, street maintenance issues, etc.) - 770-957-1217
Director of Public Works
The Director develops a work program for all divisions within the department. The incumbent provides positive leadership and directs policy to support the work program.
McDonough Water Plant Division
This division works to produce quality water for our citizens within the City's service area. Our primary source of water is the City Reservoir to the north of the City. The Plant also relies of well water to supplement the water supply. The Water Plant efficiently produces water that meets or exceeds EPA standards for water quality. If an unanticipated event occurred that took our plant out of service, measures are in place for interconnectivity with the Henry County water system. The operating permit for this division requires public outreach and education as well as yearly water quality reports in water bills.
McDonough Wastewater Plant
The Wastewater Plant is also called the Walnut Creek Pollution Control Plant. The facility converts waste water into clean water and inert solids which are land applied. The operating permit requires the monitoring of wastewater quality as compared to standards governed by the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division. For the past several years the Plant has exceeded those standards. The plant uses natural living organisms to process the waste which break it down into smaller quantities of solids. The wastewater plant also maintains the twelve sewage pump stations.
Streets Maintenance Division
The Division is also responsible for signage, pothole repairs, curb and sidewalk repairs, dead animal removal, the chipping service, the street sweeper. This division assists the Water Plant with grass maintenance at the reservoir and at the water towers. This division also assists Stormwater with maintenance on roadside ditches, and driveway culverts, stormwater cross drains, and catch basins.
This Division is responsible for maintenance required by our Non-Point Source Discharge and Elimination System permit through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. This division annually provides a report to Georgia Environmental Protection Division on inspection, maintenance, and education activities. The division's emphasis is on improving water quality for downstream users.
Solid Waste Collection & Disposal
Public Works provides supervision of the Solid Waste collection and disposal. This is an enterprise operation, and the services are provided by a private company under contract.
Graphical Information System (GIS)
McDonough has been applying resources towards building a GIS for Public Works use. As infrastructure and capabilities improve, McDonough will use its GIS to improve services offered to its residents, increase operational efficiency, and assist city officials in public safety and community development decisions.
William VonDenBoschPublic Works DirectorPhone: 678-782-6204
Tommy BrownStormwater ManagerPhone: 678-782-6274
Steve CoxWater Plant ManagerPhone: 678-782-6280 (Emergencies Only)
Jeremy NewtonWastewater Plant ManagerPhone: 678-782-6279
Jon KrapfWater Distribution ManagerPhone: 678-782-6275
Marshall BattleHighways, Streets & ParksPhone: 678-782-6276