Allegheny County Department of Public Works
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Allegheny County Earns APWA Re-Accreditation

On May 7, 2012, the County of Allegheny Department of Public Works was granted full re-accreditation by the American Public Works Association’s Accreditation Council.  The department remains the only public works agency in Pennsylvania to have earned this esteemed honor.

The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public works industry. On a daily basis, accredited agencies meet or exceed standards of performance in areas, such as road and bridge repair and maintenance, engineering and construction services, building maintenance, parks and grounds maintenance, snow removal and ice control, utility coordination, and vehicle maintenance.

“It’s great to see that the Allegheny County Department of Public Works has again completed the reassessment and the detailed review of their agency’s policies and procedures to qualify for Re- Accreditation,” said APWA Credentialing Director Ann Daniels.  During the April 2012 site visit, eleven of the County’s practices earned the status of “Model Practice,” adding to the two already earned in 2007.

“Allegheny County is to be highly credited for creating the impetus for organizational self-improvement and raising the bar of their standards,” Daniels said. “In addition, they have improved their public works performance and their provision of services for citizens,” she added.

The Allegheny County Department of Public Works maintains 820 lane miles of road, more than 520 bridges, and 12,000 acres of parks and related facilities. In addition, the Department maintains and improves the building infrastructure and ensures the safety and reliability of the County’s vehicle fleet and heavy equipment.