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Engineering

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

JACKSON PARK PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT TO BEGIN

Reconstruction of the Jackson Park boat ramp parking lot will begin on Monday, September 25th, 2017. The reconstruction project consists of removing the existing asphalt and base, placing new base and asphalt surfacing. The scheduled completion date for...Read on...
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites

The City of Watertown would like to remind all contractors, developers, and individuals disturbing the ground to use “Best Management Practices (BMPs)” to minimize sediment and other construction related debris leaving construction sit...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

29TH STREET SE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

The Contractor has completed Phases 1 & 2 and has opened 29th Street SE to normal traffic from Hwy 212 to 10th Avenue South. Striping has not been completed on the project yet so please be vigilant while traveling on 29th Street SE. Reconstruction con...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

MISC. STORM & STREET IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT TO BEGIN

Reconstruction continues on the Misc. Storm & Street Improvements Project. The Contractor began construction on Wednesday, September 13th, at the intersection of Birch Avenue and 20th Street East. The work includes replacing storm sewer, curb & gu...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

29TH STREET SE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Reconstruction continues on 29th Street SE from Hwy 212 to just south of 13th Avenue South. The reconstruction project consists of removing the existing asphalt and granular base, replacing the granular base and placing a new concrete surface. The Contra...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2017

29TH STREET SE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Reconstruction continues on 29th Street SE from Hwy 212 to just south of 13th Avenue South.  The reconstruction project consists of removing the existing asphalt and granular base, replacing the granular base and placing a new concrete surface. T...Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

29TH STREET SE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO BEGIN

Reconstruction on 29th Street SE from Hwy 212 to just south of 13th Avenue South will begin on Monday, August 7th, 2017.  The reconstruction project consists of removing the existing asphalt and base, adding additional base and placing a new conc...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Update - 1st Avenue NW Rail Crossing Closure Project

Construction on 1st Avenue NW from 3rd Street to Kemp Avenue has begun on Monday, July 24th, 2017.  The project consists of removing the existing at grade railroad crossing with 1st Avenue NW.  A cul-de-sac style turn-a-round will be con...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

1st Avenue NW Railroad Crossing Closure Project

Construction on 1st Avenue NW from 3rd Street to Kemp Avenue will begin on Monday, July 24th, 2017.  The project consists of removing the existing at grade railroad crossing with 1st Avenue NW.  A cul-de-sac style turn-a-round will be co...

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Rail Crossing Closure Map
Posted on: March 21, 2017

City of Watertown Permits Required

In Watertown, we value our property, our neighbors, and our environment.  We know we are lucky to live in a community with attractive and enriching bodies of water, but are also aware of the challenges they can pose from time to time.  A...Read on...


Fire Department

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

WFR Responds to two vehicle accident

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At 7:15pm Watertown Fire rescue was dispatched to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Kemp Ave.  The vehicles involved both had moderate front end damage, the occupants of both vehicles declined medical care on scene. &nb...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Car Crashes Into Bank

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On Wednesday September 20, 2017, at approximately 12:10pm, a vehicle driving down 1st Avenue north in Watertown left the roadway and collided into the southwest corner of Great Western Bank.  The vehicle came to a rest in the boulevard against a ...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2017

WFR Responds to 2 gas leaks, one causing a fire

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WFR crews responded to two separate gas leaks, resulting in one fire. At 5:10 pm on 9/12/17  Engine 3 responded to the new addition at PLH for a gas leak caused by a boring company cutting a gas line. The line was quickly shut down by Watertown M...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to rollover accident.

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of Highway 212 and 3rd St SW for a rollover accident on Saturday at 6:30 PM.  On scene fire and ambulance crews found a Pontiac Grand Am had collided with a Ford F-150 causing the pickup to roll...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2017

WFR performs high angle rope rescue from inside a water tower

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WFR was called to the water tower at 300 14 St SE at 5 pm for a worker who fell inside the tower. The worker was found to be on a floor approximately 70 feet above the ground where he had fallen an estimated 30 feet off a ladder going to the top ...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue welcomes you to a Open House

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Watertown Fire Rescue is having an Open House on September 12, 2017.  The event will run from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.  There will be free hot dogs and Coke products, as well as some fun activities for families to enjoy.

Here is a list of the...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

WFR responds to vehicle accident at 10th St and 9th Ave SW

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Rescue 51 and Medic 3 responded to a two vehicle accident at 10th St and 9th Ave SW. A two vehicle accident resulted in fluids released from the vehicles, but nobody involved was transported to the hospital. Fluids and debris was cleaned up.Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2017

WFR responds to pickup on fire

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At 546 am  8-28-17 Watertown fire rescue responded to a pickup fire on Hwy 20 between airport drive and north lake drive.  WFR  extinguished the fully involved engine and cab of the truck. Hwy 20 had one east/south bound lane cl...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2017

Early morning garage fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to structure fire around 4 am this morning at 120 2nd Ave SW. Fire was reported by passer by. Crews extinguished the blaze quickly. Cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Engine 3 responds to vehicle accident at Hwy 81 / 175th St S at 0503.

Engine 3 responded to a vehicle accident at Hwy 81 / 175th St S at 0503, no patients found.

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Serenity Drive Fire Alarm

Wtn Fire Department responded to 2412 Serenity Drive South for a report of smoke in the basement. All occupants were reported out of the home. WFD units from both Station 1 and 2 were dispatched - upon arrival fire crews entered the home to find light smo...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2016

WFR responds to 2 vehicle accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 19th Ave and 5th St SE for a 2 vehicle accident Thursday evening at 6:01 PM.  On scene personnel found a 2014 Ford Escape had struck a deer and was then struck in the left rear quarter by a 2013 Cadillac SRX. &a...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

Engine 3 called to a two vehicle crash

Engine 3, Medic 4 and Medic 2 were called to a two vehicle crash at 730 AM with a report of multiple injuries. The crash occurred on west hwy 212 and 28th St. south. Both vehicles obtained major damage and were towed. Jaws were used to extricate ...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Engine 3 responds to vehicle accident at 1535.

Engine 3 and Medic 3, responded to a two vehicle accident at B Ave and 17th St NE. One vehicle ended up on it's side, with the driver unable to get out by herself. Ultimately, the patient was able to be removed through the sun roof of the vehicle. Nobody ...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to motor vehicle accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of 19th St and 7th Ave NE Monday at approximately 2015 for a pickup vs motorcycle accident. On scene WFR personnel found a Ford Ranger had been attempting to turn west on 7th Ave when it struck a Honda ...Read on...


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Posted on: September 21, 2017

JACKSON PARK PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT TO BEGIN

Reconstruction of the Jackson Park boat ramp parking lot will begin on Monday, September 25th, 2017. The reconstruction project consists of removing the existing asphalt and base, placing new base and asphalt surfacing.

The scheduled completion date for the project is October 15th, 2017. The boat ramp, parking lot and adjacent trail will be closed to the public during construction. If you have questions about the project please contact the Engineering Departmen...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites

The City of Watertown would like to remind all contractors, developers, and individuals disturbing the ground to use “Best Management Practices (BMPs)” to minimize sediment and other construction related debris leaving construction sites.

Sediment that is eroded and washed away from construction sites can result in damage to adjacent property and the city’s storm sewer system. It is also a major contributor to pollution in streams and lakes. The City of Watertown is required to m...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

29TH STREET SE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

The Contractor has completed Phases 1 & 2 and has opened 29th Street SE to normal traffic from Hwy 212 to 10th Avenue South. Striping has not been completed on the project yet so please be vigilant while traveling on 29th Street SE.

Reconstruction continues on Phase 3, which closed the north bound lanes on 29th Street SE from 10th Avenue South to the south end of the Walmart parking lot. Mallard Pointe Plaza on the east side of 29th Street East will be accessible from 10th Avenue So...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

MISC. STORM & STREET IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT TO BEGIN

Reconstruction continues on the Misc. Storm & Street Improvements Project. The Contractor began construction on Wednesday, September 13th, at the intersection of Birch Avenue and 20th Street East.

The work includes replacing storm sewer, curb & gutter and asphalt surfacing, and installing sidewalk.

The Contractor plans on starting construction on the improvements over the storm sewer along 11th Ave North from 11th Street East to 13th Street Eas...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

29TH STREET SE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Reconstruction continues on 29th Street SE from Hwy 212 to just south of 13th Avenue South. The reconstruction project consists of removing the existing asphalt and granular base, replacing the granular base and placing a new concrete surface.

The Contractor has completed Phase 1, has been working on Phase 2 and plans on starting on Phase 3 on Saturday, September 9th. The scheduled completion date for the entire project is October 10th, 2017. Phase 2 & Phase 3 will close the north bound la...Read on...
Posted on: September 1, 2017

29TH STREET SE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Reconstruction continues on 29th Street SE from Hwy 212 to just south of 13th Avenue South.

The reconstruction project consists of removing the existing asphalt and granular base, replacing the granular base and placing a new concrete surface. The Contractor has completed Phase 1 and plans on starting Phase 2 on Friday, September 1st. The schedu...Read on...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Temporary No Passing Zone

Annual Sludge Land Application Process

<_o3a_p>The Wastewater Treatment Facility is hauling biosolids on 20th Avenue South between Highway 81 to 17th Street East. The tractors are making left hand turns into the fields and Wastewater Treatment Facility entrance. The tractors and tankers are equipped...Read on...
Posted on: August 1, 2017

29th Street SE Reconstruction Project to Begin

Reconstruction on 29th Street SE from Hwy 212 to just south of 13th Avenue South will begin on Monday, August 7th, 2017.

The reconstruction project consists of removing the existing asphalt and base, adding additional base and placing a new concrete surface. The schedule completion date for the project is October 10th, 2017.

In order to maintain access to all local businesse...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Update - 1st Avenue NW Rail Crossing Closure Project

Construction on 1st Avenue NW from 3rd Street to Kemp Avenue has begun on Monday, July 24th, 2017. The project consists of removing the existing at grade railroad crossing with 1st Avenue NW.

  A cul-de-sac style turn-a-round will be constructed on the east side of the railroad tracks and the street will be abandoned between the tracks and 6th Street NW.  A new section of road will be constructed between 1st Avenue and Kemp A...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

2017 Mill & Overlay Phase II

The Watertown Street Department will begin phase II of the annual street milling and asphalt overlay program on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017.

This project will start on 10th Ave. N. From Hwy. 81 to 11th St E.  The second location to be milled/overlaid will be 14th Ave. N. from Hwy. 81 to 19th St. E.  The final location to be completed during phase II will be the Summerwood Dev...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2017

SCAM ALERT

As part of a recent telephone scam the Watertown Police Department's phone number has been
"spoofed" in order to have the intended target answer the call.

On July 6, 2017 we received a report from a Watertown resident who received this phone scam.  Caller ID showed the number of 605-882-6210 -- WPD's phone number. The caller told the man he was part of a lawsuit and that he needed to meet at the Wa...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2017

Temporary Sump Pump Variance - Ended

The temporary variance period for sump pumps to discharge clear water to the sanitary sewer ended April 15th.

The temporary variance period for sump pumps to discharge clear water to the sanitary sewer ended April 15th. Sump pump water must be directed to your yard or another acceptable location and not to the sanitary sewer. Removing sump pump water from the ...Read on...
Posted on: April 17, 2017

2017 Street Asphalt Mill & Overlay Project

The Watertown Street Department will be resurfacing several roadways this summer. To view the proposed project roadways, click on the attached maps below.

The Watertown Street Department will be resurfacing several roadways this summer. To view the proposed project roadways, click on the attached maps below.

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

2017 Street Chip Seal Project

The Watertown Street Department will be chip sealing several roadways this summer. To view the proposed project roadways, click on the attached map below.

The Watertown Street Department will be chip sealing several roadways this summer. To view the proposed project roadways, click on the attached map below.

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

City of Watertown Permits Required

The Engineering Department regulates land disturbing activities by requiring permits for Excavation, Floodplain, Grading, Sidewalk-Approach-Curb/Gutter & Street Cut. They also require a "Permit to Place Building Materials on Streets".

In Watertown, we value our property, our neighbors, and our environment.  We know we are lucky to live in a community with attractive and enriching bodies of water, but are also aware of the challenges they can pose from time to time.  A...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Project Stand Up

Project Stand Up

The Watertown Police Department and Codington Count Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce participation in the Stand Up Project.

The Watertown Police Department and Codington Count Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce participation in the Stand Up Project. Below is a media release from the Office of South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley. This will be a great too...Read on...


Police Department

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Transient Contractors

With the severity of the storms that came through the Watertown area earlier this week it is very likely that construction companies unknown to our area as well as individuals or companies who offer Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) will also arrive. Majority o...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2017

SCAM ALERT

As part of a recent telephone scam the Watertown Police Department's phone number has been "spoofed" in order to have the intended target answer the call. On July 6, 2017 we received a report from a Watertown resident who received this phone sc...Read on...
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Vehicle Burglaries

Over the 4th of July weekend, the Watertown Police Department has taken several reports of thefts from motor vehicles in the Watertown area. The suspects were entering unsecured vehicles and garages in the attempt of stealing anything of value. The Water...Read on...
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Project Stand Up

Project Stand Up

The Watertown Police Department and Codington Count Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce participation in the Stand Up Project. Below is a media release from the Office of South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley. This will be a great too...Read on...


Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

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Posted on: September 24, 2017

The week of Monday, September 25, 2017 Recycle Route A is Collected and Ordering Containers

Public Service Announcement Watertown Sanitation Department Recycle Update & Paper Recycling The week of Monday, September 25, 2017 Recycle Route A is collected. Recycle Route A is north of 3rd Ave N and all of Lake Kampeska and Derby Downs. For...Read on...
Posted on: September 23, 2017

Residential Collection Customers May Sign Up To Receive Holiday Collection Electronic Notification

Watertown Regional Landfill Holiday Collection Electronic Notification Residential collection customers may sign up to receive holiday garbage collection date notifications by email or text message on you phone. To sign up for the holiday garbage colle...Read on...

Street Department

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

2017 Mill & Overlay Phase II

The Watertown Street Department will begin phase II of the annual street milling and asphalt overlay program on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017.  This project will start on 10th Ave. N. From Hwy. 81 to 11th St E.  The second location to be mi...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2017

2017 Street Chip Seal Project

The Watertown Street Department will be chip sealing several roadways this summer. To view the proposed project roadways, click on the attached map below.

Read on...
Posted on: April 17, 2017

2017 Street Asphalt Mill & Overlay Project

The Watertown Street Department will be resurfacing several roadways this summer. To view the proposed project roadways, click on the attached maps below.

Read on...

Wastewater

2 Stories
Posted on: August 21, 2017

Temporary No Passing Zone

The Wastewater Treatment Facility is hauling biosolids on 20th Avenue South between Highway 81 and 17th Street East. The tractors are making left hand turns into the fields and the Wastewater Treatment Facility entrance. The tractors and tankers are equ...Read on...
Posted on: April 15, 2017

Temporary Sump Pump Variance - Ended

The temporary variance period for sump pumps to discharge clear water to the sanitary sewer ended April 15th. Sump pump water must be directed to your yard or another acceptable location and not to the sanitary sewer. Removing sump pump water from the sa...Read on...

Watertown Regional Library

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Family and Estate Planning - Watertown Regional Library

Family and Estate Planning is scheduled for October 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the community room at the library. Presenters will be Scott Dagel, Ameriprise Financial, and Tom Linngren, from Green Roby Law. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library.