Mayor appoints Borges as new East Providence Public Works director

City resident takes over position recently vacated by Coutu

Posted 2/19/21

EAST PROVIDENCE — Mayor Bob DaSilva has appointed Daniel V. Borges as the City of East Providence’s Department of Public Works director, replacing long-time department manager Steve …

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Mayor appoints Borges as new East Providence Public Works director

City resident takes over position recently vacated by Coutu

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Mayor Bob DaSilva has appointed Daniel V. Borges as the City of East Providence’s Department of Public Works director, replacing long-time department manager Steve Coutu.

Mr. Coutu announced he was relinquishing the position of DPW director late last year to become the new Executive Director of the Bristol County Water Authority based in Warren. Mr. Coutu spent 23-and-a-half years with EPDPW, the final 19 as director after being promoted to the post in 2001.

Mr. Borges, an East Providence resident, will oversee a number of divisions under DPW including, highway, building, central garage, public buildings, refuse and recycling, engineering, water, wastewater and parks. He will report directly to the mayor.

“Mr. Borges’ leadership, knowledge and expertise in water and wastewater systems, along with his experience working as a team player and with the public will play a significant role in his position as the City’s DPW director,” Mayor DaSilva said. “Borges experience in working with many different municipalities, vendors and contractors will help accelerate our city’s focus on public works forward.”

Prior to joining the city of East Providence, Borges was an environmental project engineer at CDM Smith in Providence. During his eight-year tenure at CDM, Borges was involved with a number of projects including: sewer and water main designs, wastewater treatment facility upgrades, wastewater system modeling, sewer system capacity analysis, city-wide sewer flow metering programs and more. Before being named environmental engineer, Borges spent a year working as field engineer and project engineer at Daniel O’Connell’ Sons Inc. in East Providence.

Mr. Borges, who is bilingual in Portuguese and Spanish. Mr. Borges is an active member of the Merrimack College Alumni Board where he is involved with organizing events to help provide scholarships to existing engineering students. He is National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO)-Pipeline Assessment Certification Program-certified. Mr. Borges earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Merrimack College and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University.

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