nextdoor instagram twitter facebook youtube

Public Works

Warmer weather sometimes brings an unwanted guest -- odor. See our FAQs on Wastewater Treatment Plant Odors and General Sewer Odors. 

The Public Works Department provides municipal services through four divisions: Engineering, Maintenance and Operations, Utilities, and Environmental.

The department is responsible for capital improvements, maintenance of the city's transportation and utility infrastructure, city-owned buildings, city-owned fleet and machinery, and trash and recycling collection for single-family residences.  The Department also manages drinking water resources, and operates a water treatment plant and a wastewater treatment plant.

Public Works Divisions

Engineering Division

The Engineering Division is responsible for a majority of capital improvement programs and special projects, annual contracting and right of way permitting.

Operations Division
The Maintenance and Operations Division inspects and maintains the city's infrastructure.  The city has 106 center lane miles of roadway network, 182 miles of water line, 138 miles of sanitary sewer system, and 25 miles of storm line.  This division also manages the fleet of city vehicles and city facilities. They also provide trash and recycling services to all residential customers.  

Key services are provided through five sections:

Utilities Division
The Utilities Division is responsible for providing a clean, safe and dependable supply of drinking water to the city.  In addition, the division oversees the treatment of wastewater so it meets environmental and regulatory standards.  The city owns and manages a water treatment plant and a wastewater treatment plant, four elevated water storage tanks, 10 lift stations, and one booster station. 

Key services are provided through five sections:

  • Water Operations oversees the treatment of the city's drinking water under the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the operation of the city's water distribution system.  Water Operations also acts as the city's 24-hour emergency call center.
  • Laboratory Operations performs the chemical and microbiological analysis of the city's raw water, drinking water, and wastewater. Additionally, this section monitors federal and state regulatory activities that may impact both the drinking water and wastewater operations. The city's laboratory is certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for drinking water analysis.
  • Electrical and Mechanical Services maintains and supports the Water Treatment Facility, Wastewater Treatment Plant, booster station, and wastewater lift stations.
  • Wastewater Operations is responsible for the treatment of the city's wastewater under the requirements of the Clean Water Act.

Environmental Division

The Environmental Division administers programs related to environmental protection within Northglenn. They support the operations of the city’s water and wastewater operations and are directly tied to federal and state environmental regulations and statutes. 

Key services are provided through five sections:

  • Cross-Connection Control administers the city’s cross-connection and backflow control program, which ensures that the city’s drinking water system is protected from potential contamination.
  • Industrial Pretreatment protects the city’s wastewater treatment plant and sewer collection system from industrial and commercial pollutants.
  • Stormwater oversees the city’s stormwater permit and implementing programs to reduce the discharge of pollutants into the stormwater collection system.
  • Water Resources focuses on water rights, including water rights accounting and acquisition. Water Resources also develops and implements the city’s water conservation programs.
  • Water Quality uses water quality data from Laboratory Services to assist with water treatment and wastewater treatment plant operations. Water Quality also tracks and monitors updates to Federal and State laws and regulations to ensure that the city’s water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant maintain proper compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
Kent Kisselman, P.E. 

Director of Public Works

Nathan Haasis
Civil Engineer II

Daniel Martinez
Civil Engineer I

Rob Webber
Operations Manager

Jason Hensel
Utilities Manager

Tamara Moon
Environmental Manager