About Public Works
The Public Works Department is comprised of the following service divisions:
Gas, Water, Streets, Drainage, Grounds, Beautification, Facility Maintenance, Pest Control, Green Waste Collection, Cemetery upkeep/ management.
Questions pertaining to any of the above divisions should be referred to the Public Works department at 601-799-0602, 601-798-0031, or “311”.
Gas & Water Department
The City of Picayune owns and operates its water and gas systems. Four water wells and water towers serve 4,974 households and businesses from the Pascagoula aquifer. The approximate 80 miles of natural gas piping serves 1,784 households and businesses. The installation of Automatic Meter Reading or “AMR” on our water and gas system has achieved a higher level of accuracy and efficiency in our meter reading process.
Boil Water Notices are posted on the City of Picayune FaceBook page, and flyers are handed out to each home by use of a doorknob hanger.
Drinking Water Quality Report
Streets & Drainage Department
Conducts all maintenance and repair of roadways, drainage systems, traffic signage, and sidewalks within the city ROW. Modification and construction of drainage systems are performed as well, with the assistance of the city's engineering department. The City offers curbside collection of scrap metal of any kind, white goods [refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, etc.], as well as tires, or these items can be delivered to the Public Works Facility @ 101 Witthauer Lane.
Grounds & Beautification
Provides lawn maintenance services to all city-owned green spaces, such as medians, parks, and all City-owned cemeteries, [Palestine, 8th St. and Thigpen] and ROW. Pest control is provided seasonally. Daily vehicular spraying, manual spraying of drainage systems and educating the public is conducted to protect our citizens from the threat of West Nile & Zika Viruses.
Please call “311”, 601-798-0031, or 601-799-0602 for matters relating to these services.
Coastal Environmental is the Solid Waste Collection Contractor for the City of Picayune
Household Garbage Collection Schedule:
- The East side of the City is collected on Monday and Thursday
- The West side of the City is collected on Tuesday and Friday
Rubbish / Yard Debris
The City offers curbside collection of yard debris/rubbish according to the following requirements:
- Yard Trimmings / Leaves / Yard clippings MUST be bagged.
- Tree Trimmings – maximum of 12″ diameter trunks – 6′ long
- Pine Straw (Does not need to be bagged)
Please call 601-798-0031 for matters relating to these services.