Department of Public Works

  600 Cherry Street

  Phone: (906)475-9991

  DPW Clerk: Ext 10

  Electric Dept: Ext 11, Ext 13

  DPW Director: Ext 12

  DPW Foreman: Ext 14

  DPW Mechanic: Ext 15

  Water/Sewer Dept: Ext 16

  After-hours: (800)458-3132

  Supervisor: Gerald Koski

  EMAIL DPW Supervisor
  EMAIL Electric Dept
  EMAIL Water Dept


For water or electric billing questions, please contact the Utility Clerk at 475-7700 Ext #17

The DPW maintains streets, alleys, sidewalks, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, City water/cable/power systems, City Hall building, cemetery and various equipment. They also assist other departments as needed.

For after-hours contact: Call (800)458-3132


Water Department


Click HERE for contact information about water hookups and utility questions.

Sewer Backup Legistration and Procedures for City of Negaunee Residents

The State of Michigan passed a law, Act 222 of Public Acts of 2002, which clarifies the conditions under which municipalities are liable for sewer backups. The Act sets standards to determine the extent to which a municipality is liable for backups and establishes a process that affected persons must follow to seek compensation when a backup occurs.

Any citizen having experienced an overflow or back up of a sewage disposal system or storm water system, must file a written claim with the City of Negaunee within 45 days after the overflow or backup was discovered or in the exercise of reasonable diligence should have been discovered. Please contact the Negaunee DPW Department, 600 Cherry St., Negaunee, MI. 49866. Phone 906-475-9991 for the proper procedures.



























The City of Negaunee and Great American Disposal (GAD) will provide a dumpsite at the end of Lincoln Street using the following procedures:

  • Customers will be responsible for unloading their own refuse.
  • Customers must present their City of Negaunee utility bill showing payment of a City garbage collection fee and a driver's license confirming their City of Negaunee residence.
  • A limit of one (1) pick-up load per customer will be strictly enforced.
  • No building materials, appliances which contain Freon, or hazardous materials will be accepted.  Examples of items which can be dropped off include chairs, mattresses, sofas, washers, dryers, toilets, sinks, rugs, carpets, glass, television sets, stereos, radios, lamps, clothing, etc.




For details about the recycling program that the City of Negaunee participates in, visit the Marquette County Waste Management website for recycling. There you should find all of the information you may need, but if you have questions, call 249-4125.



The City of Negaunee's compost site (located on County Road 480 across from the Wastewater Treatment Plant) is open daily. Scheduled hours are from 9 A.M. to dusk. Please note the site may be inaccessible during inclement weather.


The compost site will accept grass clippings, sod, garden debris, and brush and tree limbs up to 6 inches in diameter. Please empty any bags and place them in the trash cans provided.

Dumping of compost materials by the entrance gate is prohibited.  Individuals caught dumping in this area will be fined.



Michigan state statute prohibits plowing snow across any public street.  Furthermore, plowing of snow onto city streets, alleys and/or parking lots is not allowed; however, city ordinance does allow a person to remove snow or ice from a driveway on property owned, occupied or controlled by the person and pile the same in a public street along, parallel with and as part of a bank of snow formed by the City in its snow plowing operations.  This snow may be placed in the right-of-way between the curb and the sidewalk on your side of the street, adjacent to your property.  Please try to blend the snow into the existing snow banks and do not place the snow in the street.  Do not pile snow within 25 feet of an intersection or alley.

Please refer to the City Ordinance pertaining to this subject.  You can also find information in the Michigan Vehicle Code about snow removal/placement.  If you still have questions, contact Dan Czarnecki at 475-9991.

You can find more information on our plowing activities and suggestions on things you can do to get through winter by clicking here:

Preparing for Winter

Suggestions from the DPW Staff



Christmas trees can be dropped off at the DPW warehouse.  The designated and signed location for Christmas trees and/or decorations will be in the southwest corner of the parking lot.  No trees, wreaths or any other decorations will be picked up from any other locations in the city.  Also, there will be NO curbside collection service for Christmas trees.