Department of Public Works
Department of Public Works, located at 1239 Highway 51 (.8 mile north of Hoy Road on the west side of Highway 51), may be contacted at 601-856-8958 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The professionals at the Department of Public Works handle many different tasks to ensure clean, safe drinking water, efficient sewer service, maintenance of city streets and all other city related issues. Each of these functions is described in greater detail below.
Limb Pick Up
For limb pick up only, the city is divided into two (2) Areas (East and West) with I-55 dividing the city. The chipper truck and knuckle boom truck will spend one (1) week in each area, alternating from the east to the west. To assist in picking up your debris, please contact Madison Public Works at (601) 856-8958 where a reference list will be complied.
2013 Water Quality Report
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Madison provides water service to approximately 4,700 homes and businesses.
Like many bottled water companies, Madison draws its water from deep wells. In fact, Madison’s water can be classified as “natural artesian spring water.”
For billing questions or new water service, please contact the Water Department at the Denson Robinson Public Services Complex at
Garbage, Recycle & Yard Waste Information
Garbage and Recycle Pick Up Days
Waste Management List of Recycle Items
Garbage, Recycle and Yard Waste Collection FAQ'S
Sewer service is provided to approximately 10,000 residences and businesses. The City of Madison belongs to two regional treatment systems, the Metro System with the City of Ridgeland & Jackson and the Madison County Waste Water Authority. The use of these two systems accounts for two sewer charges that appear on water/sewer bills. The city charge helps pay for operation, maintenance and debt service of the city’s collection system, while the Metro Sewer charge helps to cover costs of operation, maintenance and debt service for the regional interceptor lines and treatment system.
This department maintains all public rights-of-way inside the city limits, with the exception of Highway 51, Interstate 55, and Highway 463. It is also charged with maintaining dedicated drainage easements, which includes creeks, ditches, culverts, curbs and inlets. Maintenance of street signs and traffic signals also fall under this division.
One of the biggest challenges is keeping litter picked up. There are several ways that citizens can help. Please don’t litter. Remember YOUR tax dollars are used to clean up litter. Call the Madison Police Department at (601) 856-6111 to report littering. Give a location, description of the person and/or vehicle, and a direction of travel. This includes any trucks or trailers that spill their loads.
West Nile Virus "Fight The Bite"
Madison residents should be prepared to do more than just swat at mosquitoes in the effort to "Fight the Bite" against the West Nile virus.
Spreading the word that prevention is half the battle, the Mississippi State Department of Health is urging citizens to adopt a few measures that could make outdoor activities safer.
Whit Hawkins, Public Works Director, is working to promote public education locally so that everyone can assist in the control of the mosquito.
He recommends the following tips to help fight the mosquito threat:
- Apply an insect repellent containing DEET to exposed skin.
- Whenever possible, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, & socks when outdoors. Whenever possible does not mean when convenient or fashionable. It means whenever possbile with the exception of when swimming.
- Spray clothing (natural fibers only) with an insect repellent containing DEET since mosquitoes can bite though thin clothing. Do not apply any repellent containing DEET under your clothes. Wash the repellent off when returning indoors.
- Place mosquito netting over infant carriers when you are outdoor with infants.
- Consider staying indoors at dawn, dusk and the early evening, which are peak mosquito biting times. Consider avoiding outdoor activities at these times. If that isn't possible, take extra care to use insect repellent containing DEET and protective clothing.
- Do not leave windows and doors with screens open. Install or repair window and door screens so that mosquitoes cannot get inside.
- Change the water in your pets' dishes and birdbaths daily.
Click here for more tips from the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Mississippi State Department of Health website on West Nile Virus & Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
If you have any questions about the many services provided by the Public Works Department, please call (601) 856-8958. Use this same number to report any after-hours emergency. Someone is on call 24 hours a day.