All-American City of Pharr

Public Works Department

Public Works Department (DPW)

1015 E. Ferguson Avenue  (FM 495), Pharr, Tx 78577

Office (956) 402-4310    *    Fax (956) 702-8664

Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8am until 5pm.  All federal and national holidays are observed. For emergency calls after 5pm please call (956) 787-2761.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is one of the most vital areas within government municipality and community service.   Under the Direction of Mr. Roy Garcia, CPM (Director) and Assistant Director Mr. Rene Saenz. Public Works consists of some of the most critical divisions in community service which include: Transportation, Drainage, Stormwater Management, Traffic Operations, Animal Care Services, Fleet Services, and Recycling Center.

“Our mission is to provide public service at its highest standard of  maintenance and construction in the interest of the public”

Together we promote integrity through the highest standards of leadership, providing maintenance and infrastructure services and refuse collection; collectively known as Public Works Department.  Together we will continue to uphold effective working relationships with the general public.

National Public Works Celebration, May 19-23, 2014.

The City of Pharr, Public Works Department celebrated its first annual National Public Works event on Friday, May 24th, 2013 with special demonstrations from each of the 6 divisions of the PWD including:  Drainage, Stormwater Management, Animal Control, Traffic, Transportation, Service Center and the Recycling Center. This event was the first of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley offering guided tours educational display booths and interactive games which included special mascot guests.

One of the primary goals of the Public Works Department is to educate the community on the importance of the contribution of public works to our daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating the heart of our local communities and building the quality. We take pride in helping Pharr stay green, clean and beautiful. The last Saturday of each month volunteers and city staff come together for Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), to help to enhance an area of Pharr in an effort to teach others to become self sustaining and take pride in their own community.

“Because of Public Works…” was this year’s theme for National Public Works Week which is about the quality of life brought to communities around the world in almost 28,000 cities across the United States. We are able to have clean water, safe streets and neighborhoods, efficient traffic and safe clean communities “Because of Pharr Public Works”.

If you would like to contribute to the success of our second annual celebration in May or wish to volunteer for Operation Clean Sweep, please call (956)402-4310 or visit us at the 1015 E. Ferguson St. in Pharr.