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Department of Public Works


The Public Works Department is responsible for:

  • Water and Sewer
  • Water bill information and address changes
  • Garbage bag sales
  • Garbage rules and regulations
  • Recycling rules and regulations
  • Brush removal
  • City tree trimming and removal
  • Fall leaf pick up
  • Fall tree sales and planting
  • Spring yard waste pickup
  • Rebuild and repair storm catch basins
  • Curb and crosswalk painting
  • Cross connection inspection
  • Summer yard waste stickers and pickup
  • Snow removal
  • Frozen meters and water pipes
  • Water quality reports
  • Water main breaks
  • West Nile Virus information
  • Fire Hydrants upkeep and replacement
  • Fire Hydrant sales
  • Street upkeep and sweeping
  • Maintain boulevard and many parks
  • Water meter repair, installation and reading
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Meet Your DPW Director

Derrick Schueller
Public Works Director

Derrick Schueller was appointed the Director of Public Works in July 2011.  Derrick earned his B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1997.  Prior to joining the City of Berkley, Derrick was the Assistant Director of Public Works with the City of Romulus and has over twelve years of experience working with communities in southeast Michigan.

Mr. Schueller is a certified drinking water operator with an S-2 water license through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  Derrick is also active with several professional organizations including the Southeastern Oakland County Public Works Association (SOCPWA), American Public Works Association (APWA) and American Water Works Association (AWWA).