In Wamego, the term “public works” means streets and alleys, storm drainage systems, public right-of-ways, parking lots, municipal buildings and equipment. The Wamego Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining these facilities in good and safe condition. Specific tasks include street cleaning, snow and ice removal, alley grading, crack sealing, asphalt and concrete patching, storm drain cleaning/maintenance, traffic and street sign maintenance, municipal building maintenance storm debris cleanup and noxious weed control. The Department is also in charge of opening/closing graves and setting government markers in the Wamego City Cemetery and Catholic Cemetery. There are currently about 27 miles of streets and highways within the Wamego city limits, plus 4.3 miles of alleyways.