Public Works

The City of Covington Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance and improvements for the city's entire infrastructure. This includes sewer plant operations, sewage collection system, water wells, lift stations, traffic signs, drainage and city streets.

Public Works is committed to providing efficient and cost-effective services involving the maintenance and operation of public facilities and equipment.

The Public Works Department is committed to the following goals:

  • To provide prompt, courteous and professional customer service to the community
  • To improve the quality of life within the community
  • To strive for high standards in organizational productivity and efficiency
  • To keep all city infrastructure maintained at the highest level possible to provide effective and safe use

For after-hours sewer or water emergencies:
Call (985) 898-4700 (24 hours/7 days a week)

Non-Emergency Service Requests:
Phone Requests:  (985) 898-4700
Fax Requests:      (985) 898-4729
Email Requests:   [email protected]

“If you are emailing the Dept. of Public Works about a utility (water pressure or sewer backup) issue or a street issue that cannot wait until the next business day, please call our office number at 985-898-4700.  This number is answered 24/7 regardless if it is after normal business hours, weekends or holidays.”


Jim O'Berry
Director of Public Works
(985)898-4700 ext. 400
[email protected]

Charles Arthur Jr.
Assistant Director of Public Works
(985)898-4700 ext. 401
[email protected]

Jessicca Loyd
Office Manager
(985)898-4700 ext: 430
[email protected]

Tara Martinez
Administrative Assistant
(985) 898-4700 ext. 431
[email protected]