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Engineering

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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

28 Stories
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Two vehicle collision sends one person to the hospital

At 22:43 - WFR  received 911 tone for a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of  9th Avenue East (Hwy 212) and 29th Street SE with reported injuries. Eng 3 and Medic 3 were dispatched. Upon arrival find vehi...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2017

WFR Responds to a vehicle fire

Watertown Fire Rescue units responded to a reported vehicle fire at about 2100 hours Wednesday evening.  Caller reported having the fire out just prior to WFR arrival.  The vehicle was at the intersection of 3rd Ave and 3rd St NE.&nb...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Rescue 51 responds to vehicle accident

Rescue 51 responded to a two vehicle accident in the Esco parking lot. There were no injuries, but one vehicle was leaking anti-freeze.

Posted on: April 11, 2017

WFR responds to afternoon grass fire near Watertown

Watertown Fire Rescue called to the above location for a grass fire. The ditch on the north side of 176th street was burning. Brush 2 and Brush 3  contained the blaze and then extinguished. Fire was confined to less than one acre. The origin is u...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2017

2 vehicle collision

WFR received 911 tone for a non-injury MVC with fluid leaking. Engine 3 dispatched with 2 crew members. Upon arrival find two vehicles involved. First vehicle has left rear end damage / no injuries noted. Vehicle able to be driven to owners occupancy appr...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to vehicle accident on I-29

WFR responded to vehicle roll over accident on I-29 with Rescue Truck and three Ambulances at MM185. Four patients were transported to PLH. Highway Patrol, Codington County Sheriff, and CCSDR searched for a possible fifth patient involved in the accident,...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to single vehicle rollover

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a single vehicle rollover accident at 158th St and Highway 20 at 6:40 am on 4/1/2017. On arrival one vehicle was found on its roof after rolling. The driver of the vehicle had self extricated and was being treated by WFR...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Vehicle Collision on Willow Creek Drive

01/13/17 -- 0815 - Wtn Fire Rescue received a fire tone for a two vehicle collision on Willow Creek Drive and 29th St. SE (curve area). Inital report was no injures but fluids leaking. Eng 3 responded with two crew members. Approx. 1/2 mile from scene, an...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 3 seperate accidents on I-29

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 3 seperate accidents on I-29 on Thursday.  The first accident occured at 9:07 AM when the driver of a Lincoln Navigator lost control and rolled coming to rest on its top in the median.  The driver was r...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2017

WFR responds to vehicle fire

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the 1700 block of 7th St NE for a vehicle fire in the middle of the street. On scene fire crews found a 2000 Ford Focus that had caught fire in the garage of the residence. The homeowner had pushed the car into the str...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 one ...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...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

WFR responds to a deck on fire

At 3:15 on August 24, WFR responded to a deck on fire at 6 5th Ave NW. When WFR arrived on scene there was a 4' by 4' deck that was fully engulfed. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it was able to spread up the exterior of the structure...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to Highway 212 accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to Highway 212 and 54th St SW Monday morning, 8/15/16 at 8:39 AM for a 2 vehicle traffic accident. WFR personnel arrived on scene to find a 2016 GMC Acadia had struck the right side of a tool freight truck. The Acadia sus...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 2 vehicle MVA

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 20th Ave and 5th St SE Sunday at 5:19 PM for a 2 vehicle MVA. Fire and EMS units arrived on scene to find a Ford F150 had struck a Chrysler Town and Country minivan on the passenger side with the pickup coming to rest o...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2016

WFR Responds to Two Vehicle Collision

Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to the intersection of Maple St and 6th Ave NE for a two vehicle collision. The alarm came in at approximately 2:30 pm on Saturday, July 30, 2016. A black Dodge Durango collided with a silver Buick Le Sabre. The dri...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to two seperate car accidents.

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to two separate car accidents. The first occurred at 0926 at the intersection of 9th Ave and 19th St SE. A 2006 Jeep Compass struck the front left corner of a semi tractor causing extensive damage to the Jeep. WFR person...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

WFR Responds to Multi-car Accident

WFR responded to a three car collision at the intersection of 4th St and 3rd Ave NE on June 24, 2016. The incident occurred around the time of 09:30 am. No injuries were reported during the time of the incident. Two vehicles were leaking fluids onto th...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to MVC

At 09:34 am on June 21, 2016, WFR responded to the intersection of 4th St and 2nd Ave SW for a two vehicle collision. No injuries were reported. Antifreeze leaking from one of the involved vehicles was cleaned up from the roadway. The driver of one of ...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Wtn. Fire Department responds to grass fire.

Watertown Fire Department responded with Brush 1, Brush 3 and Tender 1 to the field at the intersection of 17th St SE and 20th Ave SE for a small grass fire (approx 1/2 acre per owner).It believed to have started from the tractor mower hitting a rock in t...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

E3 responds to Utility pole fire

E3 responded to a fire in the alley at 224 9th St NW. Utility crews arrived, cut power, extinguished the fire at the top of the pole, and began repairs on the pole.

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to motorcycle accident....

At approximately 5:05 pm Wednesday afternoon Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a motorcycle vs road sign collision....The accident occurred about 8 miles north of Watertown on a County Road. The rider was on a motocross type of a motorcycle, riding in t...Read on...


Home Page Watertown News

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

City Wide Clean-Up Week Starts Monday April 24, 2017

The City of Watertown will sponsor the Annual City Wide Clean-up starting Monday April 24, 2017 through Friday April 28, 2017.

Place your items on your boulevard on Saturday April 22 or Sunday April 23 to ensure they are collected during Clean-up Week. The City will not return to an area once it is completed. Items should not be set out prior to Saturday April 22 (Residents placi...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Two Vehicle Collision Sends One Person to the Hospital

A two vehicle collision with heavy damage sends one person to Prairie Lakes Hospital.

At 22:43 - WFR  received 911 tone for a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of  9th Avenue East (Hwy 212) and 29th Street SE with reported injuries. Engine 3 and Medic 3 were dispatched. Upon arrival find...Read on...
Posted on: April 19, 2017

WFR Responds to a Vehicle Fire

Watertown Fire Rescue units responded to a reported vehicle fire at about 2100 hours Wednesday evening.

The caller reported having the fire out just prior to WFR arrival.  The vehicle was at the intersection of 3rd Ave and 3rd St NE.  The owner had been doing some work on the vehicle and was "test driving" it.  He had&...Read on...
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Clean and Green Spring Litter Blitz

The 5th annual spring litter blitz clean-up will begin on Earth Day which is Saturday, April 22. The clean-up event will continue through Sunday, April 30.

There are 54 zones representing areas of town throughout Watertown any individual, family

The 5th Annual Spring Litter Blitz clean-up will begin on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017.  The clean-up event will continue through Sunday, April 30, 2017. There are 54  zones representing different areas throughout Watertown any i...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Event

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Event

FREE RESIDENTIAL DISPOSAL Household Hazardous Wastes SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 8:00 A.M. TO NOON Wastewater Treatment Facility directly south of Sears on Jenson Avenue Bring any products that say: CAUTION REACTIVE COMBUSTIBLE DANGER PESTICIDE ...Read on...
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Free Residential Dumping Weeks at Watertown Regional Landfill April 10 through May 6

The Watertown Regional Landfill will provide free residential dumping (trees, white goods, cardboard, yard waste, garbage, and e-waste) for City of Watertown residents at the Landfill starting April 10, 2017 through May 6, 2017.

The Landfill’s hours of operation are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday. No loads are accepted after 4:00 PM. The Landfill is closed on Sunday. To utilize free dumping Watertown residents: 1. Must show a recent Watertown Municipal Ut...Read on...
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Pasture Bugs 'N Grugs

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SD Grassland Coalition Spring Road Show

Pasture BUGS N’ GRUBS Spring Road Show

Key insect-related issues affecting the farm and ranch today.  Road show topics will feature: 

 PASTURE BUGS N’ GRUBS agenda

9:30     Registration

10:00   Dung Be...

Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2017

SAVE THOSE BOOKS!

Friends Book Sale will at the County Fair Banquet Hall April 21- 23, 2017. Start saving your books to donate. Please leave your donations of gently used BOOK & DVDs at County Fair Banquet Hall, April 17-20 (9:00 AM to 8:00 PM).

Donations can also be made in specially marked carts at County Fair Foods and HyVee from April 10 to April 20. Please do not bring them to the Library.

Posted on: April 5, 2017

New 4-Way Stop

On Wednesday, April 5th, the Watertown Street Department will be installing Stop signs at the intersection of 42nd Street West and Golf Course Road, making this intersection a permanent 4-Way Stop.

Please exercise caution when approaching this location.

If you have any questions, please contact the Watertown Street Department at 882-6207.
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.

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 3, 2017

Compost is Available at Watertown Regional Landfill

Each residence of the City of Watertown is entitled to 2 free tons of compost annually with a Municipal Utility bill. Please bring your residential Watertown Municipal Utility bill when requesting free compost at the Watertown Regional Landfill.

Without a utility bill at the time free compost is requested, the $20.00 per ton charge applies. Compost is available to all customers at $20.00 per ton. Residents who have received their 2 free ton annual limit may purchase additional compost at $20.00...Read on...
Posted on: February 28, 2017

City Of Watertown Load Limits

During the spring thaw our roads are susceptible to damage by overweight vehicles.

Therefore, the City of Watertown will be implementing a roadway weight restriction beginning March 1st, 2017. The maximum load limit shall be (7) seven tons per axle. Haul routes are to be approved by the Street Superintendent (605-882-6207) or the City...Read more »
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...


Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

4 Stories
Posted on: April 18, 2017

City Wide Clean-Up Week Starts Monday April 24, 2017

Public Service Announcement City of Watertown City Wide Clean-up Spring 2017 The City of Watertown will sponsor the Annual City Wide Clean-up starting Monday April 24, 2017 through Friday April 28, 2017. Place your items on your boulevard on Saturd...Read on...
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Free Residential Dumping Weeks at Watertown Regional Landfill April 10 through May 6

Watertown Regional Landfill and Solid Waste Collection Free Landfill Weeks Spring 2017 The Watertown Regional Landfill will provide free residential dumping (trees, white goods, cardboard, yard waste, garbage, and e-waste) for City of Watertown resid...Read on...
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Compost is Available at Watertown Regional Landfill

Public Service Announcement Watertown Regional Landfill Compost Available 2017 Each residence of the City of Watertown is entitled to 2 free tons of compost annually with a Municipal Utility bill. Please bring your residential Watertown Municipal Ut...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2017

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Event

FREE RESIDENTIAL DISPOSAL Household Hazardous Wastes SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 8:00 A.M. TO NOON Wastewater Treatment Facility directly south of Sears on Jenson Avenue Bring any products that say: CAUTION REACTIVE COMBUSTIBLE DANGER PESTICIDE ...Read on...

Street Department

5 Stories
Posted on: April 17, 2017

City Wide Clean-Up Week

Public Service Announcement City of Watertown City Wide Clean-up Spring 2017 The City of Watertown will sponsor the Annual City Wide Clean-up starting Monday April 24, 2017 through Friday April 28, 2017. Place your items on your boulevard on Satur...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...
Posted on: April 5, 2017

New 4-Way Stop

On Wednesday, April 5th, the Watertown Street Department will be installing Stop signs at the intersection of 42nd Street West and Golf Course Road, making this intersection a permanent 4-Way Stop. Please exercise caution when approaching this location....Read more »
Posted on: February 28, 2017

City Of Watertown Load Limits

During the spring thaw our roads are susceptible to damage by overweight vehicles. Therefore, the City of Watertown will be implementing a roadway weight restriction beginning March 1st, 2017. The maximum load limit shall be (7) seven tons per axle. Hau...Read more »

Upper Big Sioux Watershed

1 Story
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Pasture Bugs 'N Grugs

2017S GRASSLAND SEMINARL_thumb.jpg

Pasture BUGS N’ GRUBS Spring Road Show

Key insect-related issues affecting the farm and ranch today.  Road show topics will feature: 

 PASTURE BUGS N’ GRUBS agenda

9:30     Registration

10:00   Dung Be...

Read on...


Wastewater

1 Story
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

1 Story
Posted on: March 8, 2017

SAVE THOSE BOOKS!

Friends Book Sale will at the County Fair Banquet Hall April 21- 23, 2017. Start saving your books to donate. Please leave your donations of gently used BOOKs & DVDs at County Fair Banquet Hall, April 17-20 (9 AM to 8 PM). Donations can also be made i...Read on...