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Engineering

2 Stories
Posted on: April 20, 2015

Temporary Closure of 14th Avenue N & 11th Street E Intersection

The construction of Watertown’s first round-about is nearing the final stages, and will require temporary closure of the intersection of 14th Avenue North and 11th Street East. The scheduled road closure will begin on... Read on...

Detour Map - Revised
Posted on: April 14, 2015

Roundabout Informational Video

"How About A Roundabout?" Watertown's first roundabout is being constructed! The new roundabout will be at the intersection of 11th Street East and 14th Avenue North. Construction will be finished by July 15, 2015... Read on...

"How About A Roundabout?" Video

Fire Department

6 Stories
Posted on: May 18, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue Responded to a basement fire on May 18, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue Responded to a basement fire on May 18, 2015 at Approximately 1915. Upon arrival on scene smoke was coming from the structure. Crews made an interior attack in the basement and quickly extinguished the... Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2015

Garage fire

WFR responded to a garage fire at 1705 on May 1 to a home at 1501 N maple St to find a bush and garage on fire. Thanks to a very quick response, the fire was quickly extinguished and the damage was very minimal. The cause is... Read on...

Posted on: April 30, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue's new Airport Crash Truck

Crash 2

Watertown Fire Rescue took delivery of a new 2015 E-One Titan P-7. Cost of the truck was $550,000 with the City of Watertown paying $28,000. WFR staff had a four day in service to learn how to operate and maintain the truck... 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

7 Stories
Posted on: May 21, 2015

SRP Kick Off with the Lego Guy Monday, June 1st!

Kick off the 2015 Summer Reading Program Monday, June 1st with awesome Lego Displays from 9:30am-7:30pm and "It's a Trap!" Lego Workshops at 11am, 3pm, and 6:30pm
Don't forget to register for our online reading challenge or weekly sessions at watlib.org

Kick off the 2015 Summer Reading Program with awesome Lego Displays from 9:30am-7:30pm and "It's a Trap!" Lego Workshops at 11am, 3pm, and 6:30pm
Don't forget to register for our online reading challenge or... Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2015

Summer Reading Program Registration Begins May 26th!

Registration for the 2015 Summer Reading Program begins May 26th! Visit our main page to access registration links for all programs! Visit our Children's Summer Reading Page for more details!

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Over Here, Over There - Watertown Regional Library Community Room

June 2nd, 7pm - Rich Lofthus presents the correspondence of the Private John Warns Family. The program explores correspondence from a military member during World War I.

June 2, 2015 - 7pm

One hundred years ago the world was embroiled in a bloody conflict that would come to be known as World War One. After the U. S. entered the war in 1917, the war became a reality for people living in as... Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Temporary Closure of 14th Avenue N & 11th Street E Intersection

from May 4 to July 15, 2015.

The construction of Watertown’s first round-about is nearing the final stages, and will require temporary closure of the intersection of 14th Avenue North and 11th Street East.

The scheduled road closure will begin on... Read on...

Detour Map
Posted on: April 17, 2015

Election information

The City has an election on odd years with election day on the third Tuesday of June. This year, the five Council members whose terms will be ending in 2015 are Mike Danforth (Ward A), Jon Solum (Ward B), Al Meisenheimer (Ward C), Bruce Buhler (Ward D),

and Russ Wilkins (Ward E). The first day to begin petition circulation for nominating petitions is April 7th. Anyone who is a registered voter in the ward they are currently residing in and is 18 years or older can come to... Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2015

Garage fire

WFR responded to a garage fire on May 1.

WFR responded to a garage fire at 1705 on May 1 to a home at 1501 N maple St to find a bush and garage on fire. Thanks to a very quick response, the fire was quickly extinguished and the damage was very minimal. The cause is... 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.

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


Police Department

2 Stories
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Phone and E-mail Scams

The Watertown Police Department wants to advise the community about phone and E-mail scams and how to protect yourself from scammers posing as legitimate organizations or financial institutions.

Recently, the WPD has... 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: May 24, 2015

The week of Monday, May 25, 2015 Recycle Route A is Collected and Ordering Containers

Public Service Announcement
Watertown Sanitation DepartmentRecycle Update & Bathroom Recycling Items
The week of Monday, May 25, 2015 Recycle Route A is collected. Recycle Route A is north of 3rd Ave N and all of... 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

4 Stories
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Summer Reading Program Registration Begins May 26th!

Registration for the 2015 Summer Reading Program begins May 26th! Visit our main page to access registration links for all programs! Visit our Children's Summer Reading Page for more details!

Posted on: May 21, 2015

SRP Kick Off with the Lego Guy Monday, June 1st!

Kick off the 2015 Summer Reading Program with awesome Lego Displays from 9:30am-7:30pm and "It's a Trap!" Lego Workshops at 11am, 3pm, and 6:30pm
Don't forget to register for our online reading challenge or... Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Over Here, Over There - Watertown Regional Library Community Room

June 2, 2015 - 7pm

One hundred years ago the world was embroiled in a bloody conflict that would come to be known as World War One. After the U. S. entered the war in 1917, the war became a reality for people living in as... Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

AquaBrowser is Going Away on May 31st

One of the results of the dissolution of the South Dakota Library Network (SDLN) was a decision to drop the license for the AquaBrowser interface to the public catalog. As a result at the end of the May, all patrons will... Read on...