Friday, October 20, 2017

Public Works

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the programs and practices relative to the municipal public works. They oversee the operation and budgets for twelve different City departments. The goal of the department is to maintain and improve the public infrastructure of the City of Vicksburg and provide the necessary facilities, services, and access to meet public needs and attract new development to insure growth.
If you are experiencing problems with your sewer service, there are many things that may be causing it. In all cases you should first determine whether the problem is isolated to just your home or is the problem being experienced by your neighbors as well. If many homes are suffering from the same problem, you should call the City of Vicksburg Sewer Department to inform them of the situation. If the problem is just in your home, continue listening to the following to help you determine what the problem might be and who to call.

If you have slow drainage you may have a block in your system, most often caused by disposing cooking grease and large foreign objects in the sewer system. Tree roots also can cause sluggish drains when they grow into the sewer system. Contact a plumber or drainage specialist for help in these situations.

For sewer service problem, feel free to contact the City of Vicksburg Sewer Department to have your questions answered and to receive additional instructions. Their office, located at 815 China Street, is open from 7:00a.m. - 3:30p.m., Monday through Friday, or they can be reached by phone at (601) 634-4535. You may also call the City of Vicksburg Action Line at (601) 636-3411.
City of Vicksburg Weed ControlThe City of Vicksburg Right of Way Department is responsible for keeping City of Vicksburg roads and rights-of-way free of overgrown weeds, brush, and debris. Throughout the year they make regular rotations around the City of Vicksburg to clean debris, remove weeds, and prune brush to insure public access, safety, and cleanliness. All control methods are safe for citizens and the environment. The department also has a tractor team which assists in grass cutting and the trimming of limbs that overhang in the right of way.

For more information or to report city property that is in need of weed, brush, or debris control contact the City of Vicksburg Right of Way Department located at 1080 Army Navy Drive., between the hours of 6:30-3:00 p.m. or call (601) 636-3412. You may also call the City of Vicksburg Action Line at (601) 636-3411.
City of Vicksburg Street MaintenanceThe City of Vicksburg Street Department makes every effort to respond immediately to all repair and maintenance concerns on City of Vicksburg roads, but they can always use your help. If you notice any City of Vicksburg roadways or sidewalks with dangerous cracks or holes, contact the Street department to report the problem or the Action Line.

When you call, be prepared with the location and type of maintenance problem as well as your name and phone number so that either department can contact you for additional information. Leave these details in a message if a person is unable to answer the phone when you call. For more information, or to report a maintenance or repair need, contact the City of Vicksburg Action Line at
(601) 636-3411 or contact directly the City of Vicksburg Street Department located at 1080 Army-Navy Dr., between 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call them at (601) 634-4538.
City of Vicksburg Street SweeperThe City of Vicksburg Right of Way Department is responsible for keeping all City of Vicksburg streets clean of cinders, trash, and debris. Street sweeping not only keeps the City of Vicksburg streets cleaner and safer, but it also reduces health hazards by insuring trash does not become a harborage for insects and rodents. Major arteries and heavily traveled roads are swept every day. Secondary roads, ramps, and bike lanes are swept every two weeks and residential streets and roads that receive little use are swept once a month. Sweepers also respond to special needs for immediate sweeping, such as broken glass after an accident or debris and snow after a storm.

For more information, or to report an area that needs immediate attention, contact the City of Vicksburg Right of Way Department located at 1080 Army Navy Drive, between 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,Monday through Friday, at (601) 636-3412 or call the Action Line at (601) 636-3411.
City of VIcksburg Storm DrainThe City of Vicksburg Sewer Department is responsible for installing and maintaining storm drains and drainage ditches in public areas and along City streets. After a rain storm drains and ditches divert the water and debris away from road surfaces, public access areas, or low basins where water collection could be unhealthy and dangerous. Water instead flows into drains and ditches where it can be safely channeled into streams, lakes, or the ground. The system consists of inlets or catch basins, open channels, ditches, underground pipelines, and detention ponds.

The Sewer Department routinely cleans drains and ditches to remove any obstacles obstructing the flow of water and makes structural improvements to insure that the system is efficiently and reasonably handling water flow. Citizens are reminded to never dispose of leaves, grass clippings, or trash into the drainage system or in a location, such as a roadway, where debris could be swept into the system by storm water. Such actions may result in serious flooding after the next storm.

For more information, or to report a storm drain or ditch that is backed up or flooding, contact the City of Vicksburg Sewer Department located at 1080 Army-Navy Dr., between 7:00am and 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, or call them at (601) 634-4535 or call the City of Vicksburg Action Line at (601) 636-3411. The numbers again are Sewer department at (601) 634-4535 or the Action Line at (601) 636-3411.

HR Contact Info

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con_fax Fax: (601) 631-3748
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Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm M-F

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City of Vicksburg
HR Department
1415 Walnut St
Vicksburg, MS 39180

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City of Vicksburg
HR Department
PO Box 150
Vicksburg, MS 39181


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