Public Works

Department Director

Overview

The Public Works Department provides for the operation and maintenance of the City's infrastructure systems. The Public Works Department consists of multiple divisions which include Streets,Utilities, Water Reclamation Facility, and Airport. The Public Works Department provides, among other things, safe and serviceable roadways, clean drinking water, and collection and treatment of sanitary sewer. Thirty fulltime employees and one part-time employee provide the department's service delivery in order to reach the mission of operating, maintaining, and improving the infrastructure systems in the most fiscally responsible fashion, while protecting public safety and maximizing customer satisfaction.

What's New

Compost Site — 4/6/2015
The compost site located at 214 N.E. 14th Street is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. Rice County also maintains a compost-recycling center. You can call the county's Recycling Hotline at 507-332-6833 or check www.co.rice.mn.us/waste/yardwaste.php for other composting information and options.
Watermains to be Flushed — 4/1/2015
Watermains to be flushed May 5 - May 8, 2015.
Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report — 4/1/2015
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