Public Works

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The city’s Public Works functions have been managed by ESG Operations, Inc. and their “Team Opelika” crews since 2005.

The department has ten major divisions, which include the Public Works Divisions of grounds keeping, streets maintenance, public cemeteries, wastewater collection, waste water treatment, automotive and equipment services, sanitary sewer, traffic signals and signs, parks and recreation (field maintenance) and building maintenance for all city facilities.

If you have questions for, or need information about, any public works related topics, please feel free to contact us.


  • Automotive and Equipment Division
  • Building Maintenance Division
  • Cemetery Division
  • Grounds-keeping Division
  • Parks and Recreation (Field Maintenance) Division
  • Sign Division
  • Street Division
  • Waste Water Collection Divisions

Applying for a Job

To apply for a position with ESG Operations, Inc., please fill out the application (PDF) and bring it to the Public Works Administration office. For alternative methods of submitting the application, please call 334-705-5400.

Construction Dumpster Placement Approval

Chapter 10, Article 1, Section 16 - City Ordinance

All applications for the use of street, or other public spaces of the city for placement of a construction dumpster should be sent to the Director of Public Works. The application should describe the grounds and the desired periods of occupation. For more information on how to submit the request please call 334-705-5400.