Department of Public Works
400 Powell Road
Columbia, SC 29203
Director of Public Works:
Ismail Ozbek, PE
The mission of the Department of Public Works is to provide a broad range of services and infrastructure to help ensure safe and desirable communities for the people of Richland County. Areas of responsibility include engineering, floodplain management, stormwater quality, roads and drainage.
Safety - We protect the citizens and our employees from injuries and hazardous conditions.
Customer Service - We provide prompt, polite, and responsive service to all customers, internal and external.
Excellence - We deliver it right the first time.
Teamwork - We share and collaborate with our customers, stakeholders, other County departments and partner agencies to produce higher quality outcomes that are more efficient, thoughtful, and effective.
Innovation - We continue to develop new methods, ideas, and products to improve and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Public Works Department.
Department of Public Works - Organizational Chart
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