Department of Public Works (DPW)

The Department of Public Works maintains the Village's infrastructure, including water and sewer systems, 24 miles of roads, 34 miles of sidewalks, parks, and several municipal buildings.

Dustin Martin

Superintendent, DPW

Phone: 518.891.4160

Have a question for Dustin? Reach out

Dustin Martin

Superintendent, DPW

Phone: 518.891.4160

Have a question for Dustin? Reach out



Public Works is responsible for maintaining the Village’s public streets, storm water drainage and sanitary sewer systems. It also manages road repair and construction, park maintenance, street beautification and maintenance of the Village's vehicles.
The Public Works Department (DPW) consists of three divisions responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Village's infrastructure and other public services. 
The DPW also supports a wide variety of special projects and events, including:

The Public Works Department is overseen by a Superintendent of Public Works and is staffed by seventeen full-time employees and four part-time employees. 



95 Van Buren Street

Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Hours of Operation: 7:00am - 3:30pm Monday through Friday

DPW to Temporarily Stop Meter Readings

During the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Village of Saranac Lake DPW will not be sending staff into the homes of residents to test their water meter, or for any other reason outside of an emergency.


If you have concerns regarding your water meter and feel it may not be reading accurately check the following: 

At night before bed obtain reading from the meter. Refrain from using water after taking the reading until the next morning when you can take another meter reading. If there is a difference between the two meter readings, then you have a leak somewhere in the dwelling. Check all toilets and fixtures for leaks along with any visible plumbing in the dwelling. Typically, every drop that goes through the meter is registered, so no drip or leak can be too small to affect your bill. 


If residents have questions or concerns regarding the current policy, feel free to contact our office at 518-891-4160.

Compost Hours

​Hours of Operation:

​Monday - Friday 7:00am-2:30pm

Saturday - Sunday 7:00am-12:00 pm


At this time, we will only be accepting leaves and lawn clippings. Brush, trees and branches of any size will be prohibited at this time. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the compost facility, please call 518-891-4160.  


Compost Permit Application