Examining the size of an organization, in coordination with the skills and attributes of leadership, enables positions such as the Director of Public Works (DPW) to achieve success and better lead an organization.
The reality for many public works agencies operating today is one of ever increasing resource constraints, compounded by wider spans of responsibility.
EPA estimates suggest that every year approx. forty thousand sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) events occur1 resulting in the discharge of over 2 billion gallons of untreated wastewater into the environment.
Span of Control is an important measure in Public Works.