On July 12, 2007, the Staunton City Council adopted an environmental policy for all city operations. The policy outlines the city's commitment to improving environmental quality, stressing compliance with environmental requirements, pollution prevention, training, communication and continuous improvement
The Staunton Public Works Department has long been a leader in environmental efforts and takes pride in helping to preserve and steward the environment.
After completing a rigorous program at Virginia Tech’s Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA) on Environmental Management Systems (EMS), Public Works Equipment Maintenance and Water Treatment Plant Divisions completely restructured their EMS programs to align with.
The Public Works' Equipment Maintenance Shop and Water Treatment Plant have been promoted from E2 (Environmental Excellence) to E3 (Exemplary Environmental Enterprise) for their EMS programs by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Virginia DEQ awards recipients for their environmental efforts through the. Both activities have been designated E2 status since July 05.
Public Works Street, Utilities, Traffic Engineering, Refuse and Facilities Divisions have been accepted into VEEP through the Environmental Enterprise (E2) program.
MAIN GOALS OF PUBLIC WORKS: