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General Information
Responsibilities
The goal of the Department of Public Works is to provide the highest quality service to the citizens of Portland. We are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City of Portland infrastructure. Our  employees are highly trained, utilize state of the art equipment and are committed to providing outstanding customer service. Public Works is responsible for the following areas:
  • Fleet maintenance
  • Stormwater management
  • Streets and drainage
  • Trash and recycling
  • Wastewater collection
  • Water distribution

In addition, the department works closely with private utilities to ensure a vibrant quality of life throughout the city.

Public Works Employees
Jamie Pyle - Director of Public Works and Development
Rick Temple - Chief Plant Operator
John Cofas - Project Inspector
Josh Irvin - General Service Superintendent
Ray Barrera - Water and Sewer Distribution and Collection Supervisor
Joe Lopez - Assistant Chief Plant Operator
Mary Newton - Administrative Assistant/Public Works Coordinator
Clare Morgan - Administrative Assistant/Permit Specialist



Additional Information
For common issues regarding public works, please view our frequently asked questions. For any additional questions, please contact us:
City of Portland Public Works Department
1101 Moore Avenue
Portland, Texas 78374
Ph: (361) 777-4601
Fax: (361) 643-5709