Public Works

Report a water or sewer line break? Call 970-596-5219 to reach Public Works on-call. 

Dennis Erickson, Public Works Director

Dennis_head_shot_NEW_croppedDennis has been the Public Works Director for the City of Ouray since 2012. The role of Public Works Director is to oversee Public Works, including streets/drainages, general public works, water and wastewater utilities infrastructure, the micro-hydro plant, fleet maintenance, Regulatory Compliance and related functions. To ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local environmental regulations; directs and controls actions related to regulatory permits and compliance issues associated with public works functions.

The Public Works Department handles street repair and maintenance (including snowplowing), as well as maintenance of City buildings and vehicles. The City's water and sewer systems are also maintained by this department.

To contact Dennis Erickson please call 970-325-7074 or email