Public Works

Mission Statement

The goal of the Washington Township Municipal Services is to accommodate all residents with regards to services. Whether it’s a pot hole, trash not getting picked up, or a question about signing up for an activity or sport, our staff is here to answer any and all questions or concerns. For an events schedule or information on our recycling program, this is the place to call. For snow and leaf removal or information on discounted tickets for surrounding amusement and water parks, this is the place to call.

When it comes to snow removal, our mission is to service every street, court and dead end within an 8 to 10 hour period upon completion of the storm. Our mission when it comes to leaf removal is to service every street, court and dead-end within a timely fashion of the leaves falling. The Washington Township Municipal Services staff works for you, the residents of this great town

Tree Maintenance

Trees on the planning strip are residents' responsibility. They must be trimmed up to seven feet from the ground to allow unobstructed use by vehicles and pedestrians.

Snow Removal

In order to allow the most thorough removal of snow during a storm residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the roadways.

Report a Street Light Out

To report a street light out please have the pole number and location available and contact Public Works at 856-589-0523. You may also contact Atlantic City Electric Customer Care directly at 800-642-3780 or submit outages directly on their website by clicking here. The pole number begins with a P or G and is located on a small plate at eye level on the pole.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns, please complete an online Citizen Service Request or call the Public Works Department at 856-589-0523.

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management in Washington Township is handled by the Public Works Department.

What Is Stormwater Pollution?

Water from rain and melting snow that flows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as stormwater runoff. This water, which travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes and ditches, usually is not treated, but then flows or is discharged into local water bodies. Along the way, the stormwater picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins and other pollutants (gas, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and pet droppings). This polluted stormwater can kill fish and other wildlife, destroy wildlife habitat, contaminate drinking water sources and force the closing of beaches because of health threats to swimmers.

Human activity is largely responsible for the stormwater pollution. Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain can end up in our water. Each of us has a responsibility to make sure these contaminants stay out of our water. Whether we have clean water is up to you. What is a Watershed? (PDF)