Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works is comprised of five (5) Departments; Road, Sewer, Building and Grounds, Parks and Fleet Maintenance. 

It is the mission of Bridgewater Public Works to provide effective street maintenance, storm and sanitary sewer management, environmentally responsible drainage, yard waste management, accessible, secure and properly maintained buildings, clean and safe parks and maintenance of entire fleet of Township vehicles and equipment.

Functions of Public Works include but are not limited to the following:

Repair of potholes, patching of roads, sweeping of streets, repair of inlets and catch basins, maintenance of street and traffic signs and removal of dead deer from roads.  Maintenance of sanitary sewer main lines, cleaning of flow channels and catch basins/inlets.  Ground maintenance in parks, properties and facilities and maintenance/repair of all Township owned vehicles and equipment.

Take note of our new address and phone number:

411 Chimney Rock Rd.
Building A
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
908-725-6300 Ext. 6000

Owners or tenants of any land next to Township public streets must remove all snow and ice from sidewalks within 12 hours of daylight after snowfall has stopped. Snow should be kept on the owner’s property and not moved into the street so that traffic safety is not impacted. If the sidewalk is covered with ice that the owners or tenants cannot remove, the sidewalk must be thoroughly covered with sand, ashes or rock salt within 24 hours after the snowfall has stopped.

Snow that is not removed from sidewalks or ice that is not treated within the time provided above may be removed or treated by the Public Works Department at the homeowner’s expense.

If you should come across a pothole on a Bridgewater road, please report it to our Public Works Department by calling (908)-725-6300 Ext. 6000 or send an e-mail to and give us the location of the pothole so that we can repair it immediately. If the pothole is on a county road, call Somerset County at (908) 541-5021 or click on this link to complete an online roadway complaint inspection form:  And if the pothole is on a state highway, call the New Jersey Department of Transportation at (609) 292-4347 or click on this link:


As a courtesy to the Senior residents of Bridgewater the Department of Public Works will operate our Senior Brush Pickup Program beginning on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Residents must be at least 65 years old and call (908) 725-6300 extension 6000 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are made on a first come first serve basis.

     Brush must be no longer than 5 feet in length
     Piles must be stacked neatly in one direction
     Brush must be placed at curb line

If the above conditions are not performed, they cannot be picked up. If you have any questions please contact the Department of Public Works at (908) 725-6300 extension 6000 or email