Message from the Public Works Director
We at the Public Works Department are dedicated to keeping the City of New Port Richey safe and functioning smoothly. We value our community. The support and understanding of our citizens is vital to the efficient operation of public works systems and programs.
The Public Works Department is committed to providing you with the quality of government service you expect and deserve.
The department is made up of the following divisions:
Public Works After Hours
The City of New Port Richey Public Works Department has someone on call for emergencies at all times, including weekends and holidays. This is the Department you call for Water Breaks, Sewer Backups, Street Signs Missing/Down, and Street Flooding. If you are unable to reach the Public Works Department, please contact the City of New Port Richey Police Dispatch at (727)841-4550, and they will send someone from Public Works out to the site.
Normal Business Hours for Public Works is 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Electric Company Customer Services
Most Street Lights are maintained by the electric company, therefore when a street light is out or damaged Duke Energy has made it convenient for citizens to submit a request to them for repairs. The Public Works Department has also been more than happy to assist customers by submitting the request of their behalf.
Duke Energy allows citizens to report a tree trimming request for primary power lines affected by a tree. Before submitting a request for tree trimming, Duke Energy requests citizens to review their “How We Manage Trees” opens in a new windowpage, as identification of what type of line that is affected is key to maintenance requests. Primary Lines are ranked a higher priority, whereas neutral lines trimmed during routine vegetation maintenance.