Public Works

Public Works

Public Works Building 355 W. Peacock Avenue

The Denton Public Works Department serves vital functions. Its employees are often the unseen heroes of our community, working hard every day to ensure that our town's infrastructure continues to function. Among the important duties of the Public Works Department include the following:

  • Operating water treatment plant
  • Operating sewer treatment plant
  • Water distribution system repair and maintenance
  • Sewer collection system repair and maintenance
  • Water line construction
  • Sewer line construction
  • Street repair and maintenance
  • Street sign repair and replacement
  • Grounds keeping for all public spaces including right-of-ways, street sides, parks, government buildings and cemetery grounds
  • Building maintenance for local government-owned properties
  • Snow and ice removal for streets and roads owned by the Town of Denton
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Cardboard, white goods, electronics recycling for local businesses
  • Putting up and taking down Town Christmas decorations

The Town of Denton currently employs 6 full-time utility workers and 1 part-time seasonal worker.

Please contact the Public Works Director at 336-859-3139 if you have any questions.

Michael High - Public Works Director

Michael High

The Public Works Director, Mr. Michael High, has served with the Town of Denton for 20 years and holds the following certifications:

  • Grade IV Collection System Operators Certification (acts as the Operator in Responsible Charge for the Collection System)
  • Grade III Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification (acts as the Back-up ORC for the Wastewater Treatment Plant)
  • Grade A Water Distribution System Operator Certification
  • Grade A Water Treatment Facility Operator
  • Backflow/Cross Connection Tester
  • Water Meter Tester Technician
  • Grade 3 Maintenance Technician and Grade I Physical/Chemical Wastewater Treatment Operator.



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201 W. Salisbury Sreet, Denton, NC 27239
Phone:  336-859-4231