Public Works & Environmental Services


The Department of Public Works & Environmental Services (DPW) provides engineering, sanitation, environmental, transportation, water and sewer services to the community. The mission of the DPW is to maintain and improve the City’s infrastructure and environment and provide high-quality services to the community making East Lansing a great place to live, study and work.

The City of East Lansing will hold a public meeting (PDF) on Thursday, April 20 at 5 p.m. at the Department of Public Works, 1800 E. State Road regarding proposed water meter and reading system replacements, water main improvements, new elevated water storage tank and lead service line replacement projects for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.

View the Draft 2024 Drinking Water Revolving Fund Project Plan.

Sewer Infrastructure Webinar

On November 18, 2021, East Lansing Department of Public Works Acting Director Nicole McPherson provided a presentation (PDF) to East Lansing residents on the City of East Lansing's sewer infrastructure. The presentation was followed by questions from residents. A recording of the presentation can be viewed here.

Curbside Journal

Download the Spring/Summer 2023 Curbside Journal (PDF) for information on recycling, yard waste collection and more.

Reporting Street Light Outages

The Lansing Board of Water & Light maintains streets lights throughout the City of East Lansing. To report any outages or problems, please call BWL at (877) 295-5001 or visit

Miss Dig

Are you putting in a deck, fence, landscaping or other project in your yard? Before you dig, contact Miss Dig to have underground utilities marked. The service is free.

Seasonal Road Weight Limits

The City of East Lansing's seasonal road weight limits are the same as Ingham County's seasonal road weight limits. Learn more.

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Pollution Isn't Pretty