Department of Public Services

Hours of Operation

DPS Facility - 16A Perry Way
DPS Administration
DPS Engineering
DPS Highway Division
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
City Hall - 60 Pleasant Street
DPS Water & Sewer Business Office
Monday - Wedsday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Number: 978-465-4464


(978) 465-4464

Emergency Numbers

For after hours emergencies call the Newburyport Police Dept. at 978-462-4411


DPS Facility
16A Perry Way
Newburyport 01950
United States

How to Report an Issue (non-emergency):

Call 978-465-4464 ext. 1701 or email

Please include the following:

  1. What is the issue?
  2. Where is the issue?
  3. Who is reporting the issue? (so in case we need to get more detail)
  4. When did you see the issue or when did it occur?


How to Report a Street Light out:

To better serve the community and save on cost, The City of Newburyport has recently purchased all the overhead street lighting on public land from National Grid. We are currently assessing the conditions of these street lights as well as developing a maintenance plan. Once we have completed these important tasks, a detailed policy and procedure plan will be implemented to maintain these new assets at a greater level of service than previously offered by National Grid.

So please continue to send any street lighting outages you may have observed to the DPS. We appreciate your patience during this new transition process.

Call DPS at 978-465-4464 ext. 1701 or email

  1. What street is it on?
  2. What is the pole number? (Pole numbers are located on the pole, typically metal or plastic tags)


The Department of Public Services consists of three Divisions: Highway Division, Water Division, Sewer Divisio​n.


Highway Division

  • Road and sidewalk maintenance
  • Storm drain maintenance
  • Street line painting & street sweeping
  • Snow and ice removal
  • Park maintenance
  • School grounds maintenance
  • City cemetery maintenance
  • Tree trimming & planting
  • City-wide trash clean up
  • 24 hour Emergency On-Call

Water Division

  • Operate Water Treatment Facility
  • Water main maintenance and repair
  • Installation of new water mains
  • 24 hour Emergency On-Call

Sewer Division

  • Operate Waste Water Treatment Facility
  • Maintain and operate Lift Stations
  • Maintain sewer mains
  • Installation of new sewer mains

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Anthony J. Furnari Director (978) 465-4464 ext 1702
Wayne S. Amaral Deputy Director/Director of Operations (978) 465-4464 Ext. 1703
Jon-Eric White City Engineer (978) 465-4464 ext. 1710
Lisa Valcich Business Manager (978) 465-4464 ext. 1243
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