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Engineering

2 Stories
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: 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

6 Stories
Posted on: October 18, 2017

WFR Responds to Diesel Fuel Spill

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On 10/18/2017 at approximately 1320, WFR was dispatched for a diesel fuel spill at the area of the 2500 block and 19th St NE.  Upon arrival crews found approximately 10 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a semi truck's saddle tank.  The...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...


Home Page Watertown News

13 Stories
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back

The Watertown Police Department will be participating in the next Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The Watertown Police Department will be participating in the next Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please bring your unused prescription drugs to the police department lobby during those hours and dispose of them safe...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2017

WFR Responds to Diesel Fuel Spill

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WFR dispatched for a diesel fuel spill at the area of the 2500 block and 19th St NE.

On 10/18/2017 at approximately 1320, WFR was dispatched for a diesel fuel spill at the area of the 2500 block and 19th St NE.  Upon arrival crews found approximately 10 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a semi truck's saddle tank.  The...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2017

4th Avenue Yard Waste Drop Off Site Is Open

The Watertown Regional Landfill will open the 4th Avenue SW Yard Waste Drop-Off Site starting on Tuesday, October 10th. The closing date is subject to weather conditions.

The site will be open and staffed the following days during non-holiday weeks: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The site is closed on Sundays and Mondays during non-holiday weeks. During the holiday weeks, the site will be close...Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2017

Multiple Vehicle and Residential Burglaries

Between September 5, 2017 and October 2, 2017, the Watertown Police Department has taken multiple reports of vehicle and residential burglaries. These burglaries have taken place in various locations of the city and Lake Kampeska.

Most of these burglaries involve vehicles and residences that were not locked. There have been numerous items taken such as TV’s, gaming systems, wallets, handgun and cash. In some cases, there were windows broken on vehicles to gain access to t...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2017

Temporary Sump Pump Variance

As of October 15th, any home or business that needs to continue operating a sump pump discharging clear water may request a variance to discharge to the sanitary sewer. The temporary variance is from October 15th to April 15th.

Applications for a written variance may be made via the City’s website at http://watertownsd.us/variance.  Applicants without internet access may apply for a variance by calling the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 882-6244. Any home ...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 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: 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: 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 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

4 Stories
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back

The Watertown Police Department will be participating in the next Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please bring your unused prescription drugs to the police department lobby during those hours and dispose of them safe...Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2017

Multiple Vehicle and Residential Burglaries

Between September 5, 2017 and October 2, 2017, the Watertown Police Department has taken multiple reports of vehicle and residential burglaries. These burglaries have taken place in various locations of the city and Lake Kampeska. Most of these burglarie...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: 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)

2 Stories
Posted on: October 22, 2017

The week of Monday, October 23, 2017 Recycle Route A is Collected and Ordering Containers

Public Service Announcement Watertown Sanitation Department Recycle Update & Plastic The week of Monday, October 23, 2017 Recycle Route A is collected. Recycle Route A is north of 3rd Ave N and all of Lake Kampeska and Derby Downs. For Single St...Read on...
Posted on: October 10, 2017

4th Avenue Yard Waste Drop Off Site Is Open

Public Service Announcement Watertown Regional Landfill Fall Yard Waste Drop-Off Site Schedule for 2017 The Watertown Regional Landfill will open the 4th Avenue SW Yard Waste Drop-Off Site starting on Tuesday, October 10th. The closing date is subje...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

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: October 2, 2017

Temporary Sump Pump Variance

As of October 15th, any home or business that needs to continue operating a sump pump discharging clear water may request a variance to discharge to the sanitary sewer. The temporary variance is from October 15th to April 15th. Applications for a written ...Read on...