The Directorate of Public Works is responsible for the air you breathe, the water you drink, the roads you drive on, the buildings you work in and the power you consume. And while the DPW isn’t responsible for the food you eat, they will take care of it when you are done.

To many, the things that DPW attends to on a regular basis are often taken for granted.

What may come as a surprise to some, is that DPW has continued to maintain a high-level of service during the furlough and budget cuts to Fort Bragg and Pope Field.

During that time, maintenance fixes were reduced to only things that were a threat to life or health.

While there hasn’t been a noticeable difference in the quality life at Fort Bragg, DPW is playing catch up to the backlog of preventative and general maintenance work orders.

“We have been running low on supplies as a result of the early year end

“Even with the CR (continuing resolution) being signed, we will be running two to three weeks behind on delivery of purchased items.  As a result, our mechanics have found creative solutions to ensure that services

The maintenance personnel who continue to do the job embrace the challenge of providing quality service with shrinking dollars. Keeping the installation running at a high level is the goal of the men and women who work to maintain Fort Bragg.

“We want to make sure that we are providing the best service we can,” said Carlos Olortegui heating and air maintenance technician. “It’s important that things get fixed in a timely fashion.”