Department of Public Works


Stayton's Department Public Works is the proud steward of the city's water system, sanitary sewer system, streets and storm drainage systems, water quality and detention facilities, rental facilities, and city parks. We strive to provide these services to our citizens in a safe, efficient, courteous, and professional manner. 

The Department manages the City's Public Works Design Standards and Construction Specifications which were revised in September 2021. See the Engineering site for the Standards and Specifications.

If you have any questions regarding Public Works, please contact us at (503) 769-2919. If you need assistance after hours, please call the non-emergency line at (503) 982-2340.

    Here you will find current bid advertisements.

    If you would like to be added to the planholders list, contact the Public Works department at (503) 769-2919. Note: Project addendums will only be sent to those on the planholders list.

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  • Stayton customers who have cross connections at their residence or business are responsible for preventing contaminants from entering the public water system through their individual plumbing system by installing and maintaining approved backflow prevention assemblies. These assemblies are required to be tested on an annual basis. 

    Completed assembly test reports can be submitted to:

    To learn more about cross connection and backflow prevention, you can visit the State of Oregon's website. 

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  • Lance Ludwick has been the City’s Public Works Director since 2015. As a lifelong Oregon resident, Lance has been working in the public works construction field on and off since 1978.

    After a four year term in the United States Air Force working on fighter jets for the18th Tactical Fighter Wing on Okinawa and the 912th Aircraft Maintenance Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Lance returned home and entered college. He graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.

    For the past 28 years Lance has been working in public works / land development field performing many different duties. He has worked as a land surveyor, construction inspector, project engineer, senior level civil engineer and a project manager. He has worked in both the private and public sectors but primarily as a civil engineering consultant in the private sector.

    Lance is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the States of Washington and Oregon. He’s also an active member of the American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers and the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies.

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