Water Department

Public Works
The Water Department consists of four employees. Employee's have their DS3 Water License Equipment includes two backhoes (one John Deere and one Cat), two dump trucks and three service trucks. The City’s water supply is run by five wells; four of which have back-up generators.  We have five sampling stations where bacteria samples are taken twice per month.  Chlorine and fluoride are closely monitored by our qualified workers.  Our wells pump from 400-700 gallons of water per minute.  On an average day, they pump 1,500,000 gallons of water. We have three storage tanks that are always full.  Keeping them full gives the City its water pressure.  We have one tank that holds 200,000 gallons; one tank holds 250,000; and the third holds one million gallons of water. We have 681…
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Street Maintenance

Public Works
Mission Statement: To repair, maintain and construct street passageways throughout the City to ensure safe travel for residents and visitors. There are seven employees of the street maintenance division of Public Works that perform the following duties for approximately 125 miles of street: Building streets Curb and gutter repair Right of way and ditch maintenance and mowing Tree removal from right of  ways Snow and ice removal from City streets Street sweeping Asphalt repair Concrete construction and repair Patching of pot holes
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Wastewater Treatment Plant

Public Works
The City’s wastewater treatment plant is an aeration ditch type plant with an operating capacity of 2.5 million gallons of waste water per day.  Three full time City employees maintain and operate the plant.  All three employees have a Class C Operator’s Certificate.  The wastewater receives preliminary and secondary final treatment. On a normal day the plant treats 1 million gallons of wastewater. The plant has 180 days of sludge storage capacity.  The sludge is land applied.
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