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Recently while performing a water shut off to a home that was being vacated, Mike discovered that the family had a dead battery in there moving truck. Rather than shutting the water off and leaving, Mike went the extra mile and assisted with the battery change. This small act of kindness speaks volumes about Mike and the way he operates. A great example of how Box Elder Public Works personnel supports their community. Well Done Mike!  




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The Box Elder Public Works Department is made up of four divisions, Streets, Parks, Water and Sanitary Sewer.  The Street Department is responsible for street maintenance for over 33 miles of gravel and paved streets.  Maintenance consists of pothole patching, graveling blading, mowing along the rural road sections, storm sewer maintenance, establishing maintenance plans and schedules, and snow plowing. The Parks Department is responsible for care, maintenance, and improvements to the nine City parks.

The Water Department oversees the operation of the City’s water wells (water production), and the water distribution system which consists of piping, water storage tanks, pump stations, and pressure reducing stations.  The water system consists of over 78 miles of buried water mains varying in size from 4” to 16”, thousands of feet of water service lines, three water wells, four water storage tanks, 465 fire hydrants and 580 valves necessary to operate the system.  The Sewer Department oversees the sanitary sewer collection system which consists of over 48 miles of sewer collection main varying in size from 8” to 42”,  over 965 manholes and one sewer lift station.    All four divisions are responsible for establishing maintenance and improvement plans for their departments and well as assisting with budgeting.


To report a water emergency; 

Please call 605-939-5208

Chris Mason-Assistant Public Works Director of Operations

Chris Mason

Assistant Public Works Director of Operations

Chris began serving as the City of Box Elder’s Public Works Assistant Director in the Spring of 2019 and his primary duties include overseeing the daily operations and required maintenance of the city’s infrastructure systems, facilities, city vehicle/equipment fleet.  Additionally, Chris brings experience and increased levels of responsibility while serving as an Air Force Civil Engineer for 24 years, primarily in the operation of electrical utilities along with general public works systems at various locations both overseas and in the continental U.S.  Finally, Chris has earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical/Mechanical Technologies from Air University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration degree from Ashford University.

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(605) 791-8121

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