The Public Works Department is responsible for providing water and wastewater services to citizens, businesses and industries in the city of Lumberton in North Carolina. The department administers a pretreatment program that administers local, state and federal regulations affecting area businesses and the quality of wastewater discharged into the wastewater treatment system. It also works to prevent the introduction of pollutants into the municipal wastewater system. The Public Works Department has an environmental laboratory division that is responsible for performing various environmental analyses on water and wastewater plants. The department is governed by the city of Lumberton in North Carolina, which has a population of more than 20,795 residents.