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Engineering

3 Stories
Posted on: July 21, 2015

Roundabout Update and Basics for Navigation

Paving of Watertown’s roundabout is expected to be complete and open to traffic by the weekend of July 25-26, 2015. Since driving through a roundabout is different from driving through a standard intersection, the public is... Read on...

Roundabout Diagram
Posted on: June 24, 2015

Detour Around 3rd Avenue North

3rd Avenue North will be closed temporarily between Highway 81 and 11th Street East while the water main is replaced, storm sewer is installed, and new asphalt surfacing is completed. The scheduled road closure will begin... Read on...

Detour Map
Posted on: May 29, 2015

19th Street East Closure

McLaughlin & Schulz, a contractor for the SD DOT, will be closing 19th Street E between 14th Ave N and 10th Ave N, beginning Monday June 1, 2015. Traffic will be required to find an alternate route during construction of... Read on...


Fire Department

4 Stories
Posted on: July 13, 2015

WFR Responds to Baler Fires

WFR responded to 2 separate baler fires on Monday July 13th. WFR responded to the area of 466th Ave and 170th St, NE of Kranzburg at 1649. Upon arrival personnel found a New Holland round baler engulfed. The operator had... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Smoke smell in Watertown

Watertown Fire Rescue(WFR) and 911 Dispatch center is getting numerous calls about smoke in the Watertown area. The smoke is coming from a fire in Grant County. As of this report the smoke is clearing up approx. 5 miles... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2015

Codington County Burn Ban

Effective immediately Codington County commissioners have enacted a burn ban for Codington County due to dry spring conditions and high risk fire potential.

Posted on: February 8, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to Gas Spill

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to a 25 Gallon Gasoline Spill at Cenex on Highway 20. WFR was dispatched at approximately 12 pm for a gas spill coming from a gas pump. Upon arrival on scene crews found that a car had struck a... Read on...


Home Page Watertown News

9 Stories
Posted on: August 3, 2015

Kids SRP Grand Prize Announcements Coming Soon! - Watertown Regional Library

Thank you to everyone who participated in the year's Summer Reading Program for kids! We will be announcing grand prize winners by the end of the week here on our Website and Facebook Page!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the year's Summer Reading Program for kids! We will be announcing grand prize winners by the end of the week here on our Website and Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

Library Closed

The library will be closed August 17th due to our software migration.

Posted on: July 21, 2015

Roundabout Update and Basics for Navigation

Paving of Watertown’s roundabout is expected to be complete and open to traffic by the weekend of July 25-26, 2015. Driving through a roundabout is different from a standard intersection, the public is asked to remember a few simple rules:

Vehicles
• Slow down and keep to the right as you approach the roundabout• Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk
• Yield to traffic on your left already in the roundabout• Enter the roundabout when there is a safe gap... Read on...

Roundabout Diagram
Posted on: August 1, 2015

Watertown Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk event

Register for the Watertown Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Watertown area. Monies raised will stay in our community helping with prevention, early detection and treatment, and healthy living

projects for this disease. the event includes refreshments, tech shirts and marathon quality medals for age group winners. Get Your Rear in Gear provides a special opportunity to honor survivors and those lost to colon... Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

Railroad Repairs

The Watertown Street Department would like to notify the public that we will be working with BNSF Railroad and the SDDOT to repair railroad crossings within the City of Watertown.

Beginning on Tuesday, July 28th, at 6:00 a.m. the Street Department along with BNSF Railroad will be working at the 4th Ave S. crossing. On Tuesday, August 4th at 6:00 a.m. the SDDOT and BNSF will be working on the Highway... Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2015

New Way To Interlibrary Loan Items

Watertown Regional Library will no longer be using the current catalog to borrow items from other libraries. If you would like to request a book, please use the link on the menu on our website. This same link will also be available in our new catalog.

Posted on: July 6, 2015

Utilities Scam

The Watertown Police Department has received multiple reports of attempts to defraud
commercial businesses in the Watertown area.

The caller tells the person who answers the phone at the business that their utilities are going to be shut off in 30 minutes if they do not immediately pay their bill over the phone.

Watertown Municipal Utilities has... Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2015

Detour Around 3rd Avenue North

Detour around 3rd Avenue North planned for Municipal Utilities/City of Watertown construction project

3rd Avenue North will be closed temporarily between Highway 81 and 11th Street East while the water main is replaced, storm sewer is installed, and new asphalt surfacing is completed. The scheduled road closure will begin... Read on...

Detour Map
Posted on: May 29, 2015

19th Street East Closure

19th Street E will be closed between 14th Ave and 10th Ave N, beginning June 1, 2015.

McLaughlin & Schulz, a contractor for the SD DOT, will be closing 19th Street E between 14th Ave N and 10th Ave N, beginning Monday June 1, 2015. Traffic will be required to find an alternate route during construction of... Read on...


Police Department

2 Stories
Posted on: July 6, 2015

Utilities Scam

The Watertown Police Department has received multiple reports of attempts to defraud commercial businesses in the Watertown area.

The caller tells the person who answers the phone at the business that their utilities are... Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2015

ATV Media Release

As summer arrives and the temperatures begin to warm up the Watertown Police Department has started to receive complaints once again about 4-wheelers riding through road ditches in the area. The Police Department would like... Read on...


Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

1 Story
Posted on: August 2, 2015

The week of Monday, August 3, 2015 Recycle Route A is Collected and Ordering Containers

Public Service Announcement
Watertown Sanitation DepartmentRecycle Update & Food Containers
The week of Monday, August 3, 2015 Recycle Route A is collected. Recycle Route A is north of 3rd Ave N and all of Lake... Read on...


Street Department

1 Story
Posted on: July 14, 2015

Railroad Repairs

Beginning on Tuesday, July 28th, at 6:00 a.m. the Street Department along with BNSF Railroad will be working at the 4th Ave S. crossing.

On Tuesday, August 4th at 6:00 a.m. the SDDOT and BNSF will be working on the... Read on...


Wastewater

1 Story
Posted on: April 14, 2015

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... Read on...


Watertown Regional Library

3 Stories
Posted on: August 3, 2015

Kids SRP Grand Prize Announcements Coming Soon! - Watertown Regional Library

Thank you to everyone who participated in the year's Summer Reading Program for kids! We will be announcing grand prize winners by the end of the week here on our Website and Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

Library Closed

The library will be closed August 17th due to our software migration.

Posted on: July 7, 2015

New way to interlibrary loan items

Watertown Regional Library will no longer be using the current catalog to borrow items from other libraries. If you would like to request a book, please use the link on the menu on our website. This same link will also be available in our new catalog.