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Fire Department

5 Stories
Posted on: February 24, 2015

Vehicle fire in garage

WFR responded to a vehicle fire in the attached garage of a home at 20 16 St SE today at 1pm. Crews found a car that had a fire in the engine compartment. The owner stated she went to start her car and it made a loud bang... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2015

WFR Responds to grass fire

Watertown Fire Rescue was called to a small grass fire along Interstate 29 north of town, early this morning(24 Feb 2015). Upon arrival firefighters found a small 50ft x 50ft area of grass on fire. The fire was quickly... Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2015

Kidde Fire Extinguiser Recall

Kidde Extinguishers

Extinguishers included in the recall were manufactured from July 23, 2012 through October 15, 2014. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are rated at either ABC or BC. They were sold online and at most... Read on...

Additional Info...
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...

Posted on: February 7, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to vehichle accident

WFR responds to a single vehicle accident about 4 AM, A car hit a light pole that sheered off, then contacted and came to rest on high voltage power lines. The high voltage line had to be shut down, with the NE part of... Read on...


Home Page Watertown News

8 Stories
Posted on: March 3, 2015

Snow Removal Plan for March 4th, 2015

On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 beginning at 3 am the Watertown Street Department will plow the uptown business district. Upon completion streets will be plowed and all roads south of Hwy 212 will be plowed.

On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 beginning at 3 am the Watertown Street Department will plow the uptown business district. Upon completion streets will be plowed and all roads south of Hwy 212 will be plowed.

Highways 212,... Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

The Equal Rights Movement Gets Organized, 1848-1860

7:00 PM Monday, March 9th join us for the second session in a three part "mini-course" on the early Women's Rights Movement. For Women's History Month, learn about the people, issues, and problems of our founding mothers. Come for just one, two, or all

7:00 PM Monday, March 9th join us for the second session in a three part "mini-course" on the early Women's Rights Movement. For Women's History Month, learn about the people, issues, and problems of our founding... Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

IRS Phone Scam

The Watertown Police Department would like to alert the community of a phone scam that has been occurring in Watertown.

The Watertown Police Department would like to alert the community of a phone scam that has been occurring in Watertown. There have been reports of individuals calling and leaving messages claiming to be from the IRS. They... Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2015

Boulevard Tree Trimming

The City of Watertown Forestry, Street and Sanitation Departments will be out trimming boulevard trees to allow clearance for snow removal, sanitation, and other large vehicles on city streets throughout town this spring.

The City of Watertown Forestry, Street and Sanitation Departments will be out trimming boulevard trees to allow clearance for snow removal, sanitation, and other large vehicles on city streets throughout town this spring... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

New Watertown Community Center Images

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

The City of Watertown is excited to release images for the new Watertown Community Center.

This can be found on the City of Watertown website www.watertownsd.us on the left hand side of the home page and click on New Watertown Community Center Images.

Watertown Community Center Images
Posted on: December 30, 2014

Register to Receive Snow Alerts

The City of Watertown website has an option called Notify Me that will send you emails
or text messages regarding Snow Alerts.

The City of Watertown website has an option called Notify Me that will send you emails or text messages regarding Snow Alerts. This may be a good reminder for individuals that need to move their cars to avoid getting... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Vehicle Fire in Garage

WFR responded to a vehicle fire in the garage.

WFR responded to a vehicle fire in the attached garage of a home at 20 16th St SE today at 1:00 p.m. Crews found a car that had a fire in the engine compartment. The owner stated she went to start her car and it made a loud... Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2015

Kidde Fire Extinguiser Recall

Kidde Extinguishers

Kidde has issued a recall on 31 models of disposable plastic valve fire extinguishers. Watertown Fire Rescue urges everyone with a Kidde Fire Extinguisher to check to see if yours is on the recall list.

Extinguishers included in the recall were manufactured from July 23, 2012 through October 15, 2014. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are rated at either ABC or BC. They were sold online and at most... Read on...

Additional Info...

Police Department

6 Stories
Posted on: March 3, 2015

Snow Removal Plan for March 4th, 2015

On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 beginning at 3 am the Watertown Street Department will plow the uptown business district. Upon completion streets will be plowed and all roads south of Hwy 212 will be plowed.

Highways 212,... Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Snow Removal Plan for March 3rd, 2015

The City of Watertown received more than 2 inches of snow accumulation on March 3rd, 2015. As a result, the Watertown Street Department will be plowing today.

On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 beginning at 9 am the Watertown... Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

IRS Phone Scam

The Watertown Police Department would like to alert the community of a phone scam that has been occurring in Watertown. There have been reports of individuals calling and leaving messages claiming to be from the IRS. They... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Snow Removal Plan for February 26th , 2015

On Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Watertown Street Department is plowing and sanding snow routes. Upon completion, residential areas will be plowed and sanded where needed.

Posted on: February 25, 2015

Snow Removal Plan for February 25th & 26th , 2015

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 the Watertown Street Department is currently plowing and sanding Highways 212, 81, 20, main lake road, South Bypass and Willow Creek Drive.

On Thursday, February 26th, 2015 beginning at 3... Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2014

Register to Receive Snow Alerts

The City of Watertown website has an option called Notify Me that will send you emails or text messages regarding Snow Alerts. This may be a good reminder for individuals that need to move their cars to avoid getting... Read on...


Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

1 Story
Posted on: March 1, 2015

The week of Monday, March 2, 2015 Recycle Route A is Collected and Ordering Containers

Public Service Announcement
Watertown Sanitation DepartmentRecycle Update & Bathroom Recycling Items
The week of Monday, March 2, 2015 Recycle Route A is collected. Recycle Route A is north of 3rd Ave N and all of... Read on...


Snow Removal & Ice Management

4 Stories
Posted on: March 3, 2015

Snow Removal Plan for March 4th, 2015

On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 beginning at 3 am the Watertown Street Department will plow the uptown business district. Upon completion streets will be plowed and all roads south of Hwy 212 will be plowed.

Highways 212,... Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Snow Removal Plan for March 3rd, 2015

The City of Watertown received more than 2 inches of snow accumulation on March 3rd, 2015. As a result, the Watertown Street Department will be plowing today.

On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 beginning at 9 am the Watertown... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Snow Removal Plan for February 26th , 2015

On Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Watertown Street Department is plowing and sanding snow routes. Upon completion, residential areas will be plowed and sanded where needed.

Posted on: February 25, 2015

Snow Removal Plan for February 25th & 26th , 2015

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 the Watertown Street Department is currently plowing and sanding Highways 212, 81, 20, main lake road, South Bypass and Willow Creek Drive.

On Thursday, February 26th, 2015 beginning at 3... Read on...


Street Department

1 Story
Posted on: February 27, 2015

Boulevard Tree Trimming

This process will help reduce damage to all large vehicles, using city streets and also prevent damage to the trees themselves.

If you have any questions, please contact the Watertown Forestry Department at 882-6260 or... Read on...


Upper Big Sioux Watershed

1 Story
Posted on: February 13, 2015

Mike Williams 2015 Lecture Series

David Schumann (fisheries) and Jarrett Pfrimmer (wildlife) SDSU Dept. of Natural Resource Management Ph.D. research assistants, will share research-based management of fish and wildlife populations and an evaluation of the... David Schumann (fisheries) and Jarrett Pfrimmer (w

Upper Big Sioux River Watershed Project

Wastewater

1 Story
Posted on: September 18, 2014

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... Read on...


Watertown Regional Library

2 Stories
Posted on: March 2, 2015

The Equal Rights Movement Gets Organized, 1848-1860

7:00 PM Monday, March 9th join us for the second session in a three part "mini-course" on the early Women's Rights Movement. For Women's History Month, learn about the people, issues, and problems of our founding... Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

AquaBrowser is Going Away

We were notified on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 that 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... Read on...