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Engineering

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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: August 17, 2017

WFR responds to vehicle accident at 450th Ave and 164th St.

Rescue 51 and Medic 3 responded to one vehicle accident with one patient that was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital. The driver of the vehicle evidently swerved to avoid hitting a deer, lost control and ended up going out into a field.  WFR w...Read on...
Posted on: August 15, 2017

WFR Responds to a single vehicle accident

Units from Watertown Fire Rescue responded at 2320 hours Monday night to a single vehicle accident.  When crews arrived on scene they found that a vehicle had hit a deer.  There was significant damage to the front end of the car.&nbs...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2017

WFR Responds to Two Vehicle Fires

WFR responded to two separate vehicle fires on August 13 2017.  The first vehicle fire was reported  at 09:12 PM around the area of 4th Ave and 33rd St SW.  Engine 1 crew found a minivan with a small amount of fire underneath it...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 2 vehicle accident on west Hwy 212.

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a 2 vehicle accident at 33rd St and west Hwy 212 at 8:17 AM on Monday August 7th.  On scene WFR crews found an Oldsmobile Alaro had collided with a Chevy Silverado causing extensive damage to both vehicles. &...Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2017

Contractor hits gas line

WFR responded to 12th Ave NE and Oak Drive for a ruptured 2' gas line that had been hit by a contractor while boring cable lines. Eng 3 stood by while Municipal Utilities crews located and clamped off the leak. Eng 3 crews returned to FD1..........Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to house and garage fire.

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the area of 1st St and 5th Ave NW at 11:13 am on Sunday July 23 for a house and garage fire.  On scene crews found fire burning the siding on the house, front of an unattached garage, a fence and a Pontiac Fiero...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2017

WFR responds to multiple MVC's

WFR responded to two separate vehicle accidents on Saturday 7/22/2017. The first accident was at 11:47am at the intersection of Maple and Kemp. Engine 3 responded and cleaned up a small amount of oil and gas from the accident. There were no injur...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2017

WFR called to a 2 vehicle accident on Hwy 212 and 26th St SE

WFR crews were dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident on Hwy 212 in front of Culver's restaurant. Rescue 51 and Medic 1 responded along with WPD and SD Highway Patrol. Medic crews assessed 2 patients but neither were transported to the hospital. Rescue 51 cre...Read on...

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...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Vehicle Fire

Sept. 6th, 2016 - 17:02 ------ Watertown Fire Rescue received a 911 tone for a Vehicle fire in the vicinity of the playground in the North ridge Addition. Engine 3 responded with a crew of three. While en route WPD advised that the vehicle was in the str...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

SUV Rolls Near Watertown High School

Watertown Fire Rescue was called out at 08:11 am on Friday, August 26, 2016 to the west parking lot of the Watertown High School for a vehicle that had rolled. A SUV was found lying on it's passenger side near the north end of the parking. There was on...Read on...


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Posted on: August 15, 2017

WFR Responds to a Single Vehicle Accident

Units from Watertown Fire Rescue responded at 2320 hours Monday night to a single vehicle accident.

When crews arrived on scene they found that a vehicle had hit a deer.  There was significant damage to the front end of the car.  There were no injuries to any of the occupants in the vehicle.  WFR was assisted on scene by Codin...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2017

WFR Responds to Two Vehicle Fires

WFR responded to two separate vehicle fires on August 13 2017.

The first vehicle fire was reported  at 9:12 PM around the area of 4th Ave and 33rd St SW.  Engine 1 crew found a minivan with a small amount of fire underneath it.  Engine 1 crew quickly extinguished the fire. The second vehic...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 23, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to House and Garage Fire

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the area of 1st St and 5th Ave NW at 11:13 a.m. on Sunday July 23 for a house and garage fire.

On scene crews found fire burning the siding on the house, front of an unattached garage, a fence and a Pontiac Fiero parked in the driveway. The fire was also fueled by 3 - 20 lb propane tanks next to the garage.  WFR was able to quickly knock d...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2017

WFR Responds to Multiple Vehicle Crashes

WFR responded to two separate vehicle accidents on Saturday 7/22/2017.

The first accident was at 11:47am at the intersection of Maple and Kemp. Engine 3 responded and cleaned up a small amount of oil and gas from the accident. There were no injuries. The second accident was at 7:12pm on Willow Creek Dr. adjacent to Hobby L...Read on...
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: June 29, 2017

Watertown Fire Responds to Rural House Fire

WFR responded to a house fire about three miles southeast of Watertown at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Upon arrival, crews found a fully engulfed residence.  The attached garage had already collapsed and the fire unfortunately had spread to the house.   There were three occupants home at the time of the fire, and all we...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...

Posted on: May 1, 2017

Watertown PD Traffic Safety Team Announces Texting And Driving Mobilization

Stop Texting The Watertown Police Department is partnering with area law enforcement agencies to bring increased awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. The WPD is currently running campaigns to educate the public of the dangers and consequences of texting an...Read on...

Street Department

3 Stories
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

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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...