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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites

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As we quickly approach another construction season, the City of Watertown would like to remind all Engineering and Building Permit holders (which include grading or other ground-disturbance activity) to be mindful of the required use of “Best Ma...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

WFR responds to head on collision

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  At approximately 5:00 am on Tuesday morning Watertown Fire Rescue crews responded to East Hwy 212 for a head on collision.  Upon arrival, crews found 2 vehicles that were involved in the incident, one on it's roof and one right side up...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

WFR Responds to Little Girl with Arm Stuck in Door

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WFR's Engine 4 and Medic 5 responded to the east part of town for a small child with her arm caught in a commercial door.  Engine 4 used the jaws of life spreaders to spread the door so EMS could safely remove and stabilize the arm.  The...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

WFR responds to down power line

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WFR responded to the area of 3rd Avenue North and Hwy 20 for downed power lines and poles.  Upon arrival, WFR found that a local company was moving large fuel storage tanks,  when crossing under wires, the manway on a the tank hit the ut...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Gas Leak Causes Evacuation of Chamber of Commerce Building

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 1 Kemp Ave East (Chamber of Commerce building) on September 11, 2019 at 08:35 AM for a gas leak.  Watertown Municipal Utilities requested assistance with a gas leak in the basement area of the building. &nbs...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to structure fire.

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Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to 603 2nd St in Henry for a report of smoke coming from the chimney and eaves of the residence.  On scene fire crews found a 2 story house with an attached garage with light colored smoke coming from the 2nd ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

WFR Responds to 3 Vehicle Accident

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At around 1700 hours yesterday afternoon, WFR responded to a 3 vehicle accident at the corner of 5th St. and 1st Ave. SE.   Watertown Fire Rescue responded with 2 ambulances and a Rescue Truck.   WFR transported 2 injured patients to Pra...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

WFR Responds to Kennel Fire

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On the evening of November 28, 2018, WFR was called out to the city of Kranzburg for a reported kennel on fire.  Upon WFR's arrival, the structure was 60% consumed by fire and the contents were fully involved with fire.  A large portion ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Residential Collection Customers May Sign Up For Holiday Garbage Collection Notifications

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Watertown Regional Landfill

 Holiday Collection Electronic Notification

 

Residential collection customers may sign up to receive holiday garbage collection date notifications by email or text message on your phone.  To sign up for...

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Holiday Garbage Collection

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Search Warrant – Poss./Distribute Controlled Substance

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On 9-16-19 at approximately 1003 hours, a search warrant was executed in the 300 block of 2nd St. NW. Watertown, SD by the Watertown Police Department and the South Dakota DCI.

On 9-16-19 at approximately 1003 hours, a search warrant was executed in the 300 block of 2nd St. NW. Watertown, SD by the Watertown Police Department and the South Dakota DCI.

While executing the search warrant, Officers on scene located just over 200 THC...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Motor Vehicle Collision/Fatality UPDATE

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Motor Vehicle Collision/Fatality UPDATE

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The juvenile male remains hospitalized with serious injuries. Speed was a significant factor in the crash. Investigators have determined the juvenile was traveling at more than 100 MPH at the time...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Drug Arrest Report 09.02.19 to 09.15.19

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Drug Arrest Report 09.02.19 to 09.15.19

Drug Arrest Report 09.02.19 to 09.15.19

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

No Motorized Vehicles on City's Recreation Trails

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The City of Watertown and the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department remind the public that according to City Ordinances, motorized vehicles are not allowed on the City’s recreation trails

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Sarah Caron, Mayor

The City of Watertown and the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department remind the public that according to City Ordinances, motorized vehicles are not allowed on the City’s recreation...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

West Nile Prevention Program - Mosquito Spraying Alerts

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Click the link below to see upcoming spraying events:

www.watertownsd.us/mosquitoalert

To receive mosquito spraying notifications by email and/or a text message:

1.   Go to: www.watertownsd.us/notifyme

2.   Enter your email address and click...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Search Warrant – Poss./Distribute Controlled Substance

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On 9-16-19 at approximately 1003 hours, a search warrant was executed in the 300 block of 2nd St. NW. Watertown, SD by the Watertown Police Department and the South Dakota DCI.

While executing the search warrant, Officers on scene located just over 200 THC...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Motor Vehicle Collision/Fatality UPDATE

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***********************UPDATE******************************

The juvenile male remains hospitalized with serious injuries. Speed was a significant factor in the crash. Investigators have determined the juvenile was traveling at more than 100 MPH at the time...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Drug Arrest Report 09.02.19 to 09.15.19

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Drug Arrest Report 09.02.19 to 09.15.19

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

No Motorized Vehicles on City's Recreation Trails

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Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Sarah Caron, Mayor

The City of Watertown and the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department remind the public that according to City Ordinances, motorized vehicles are not allowed on the City’s ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Free Compost for Watertown Residents with Municipal Utilities Bill

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Watertown Regional Landfill

Compost Available 2019

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 Wa...

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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

2019 Street Chip & Fog Seal Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Weather permitting, the contractor hired by the City of Watertown will work on completing the street chip & fog seal program starting today, Friday, September 20th, 2019 through Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 in various locations a...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Ordinance Reminder: Obstructing Gutters & Storm Drains

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The Watertown Street Department would like to remind residents that it is unlawful to deposit leaves or grass into streets/alleys, as per Ordinance 5.0306. Recently there have been issues with localized flooding due to leaves/grass cl...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Methods to Decrease the Amount of Clear Water Reaching Your Sump Pump…

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Methods to Decrease the Amount of Clear Water Reaching Your Sump Pump…

  • The installation of gutters and downspouts is an effective and easy means of water management if downspout extensions are in place and long enough to convey the water away from the foun...
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Wastewater
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Temporary Sump Pump Variance - Ended

Sump Pump Variance

The temporary variance period for sump pumps to discharge clear water to the sanitary sewer ended March 23rd. 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 san...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Join us for the 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular

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Come join us for some trick or treating fun.  We will have booths located around the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center that will be handing out candy and prizes!

If you are interested in having a table at this event please contact Jenny or Sharie at 6...

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Watertown Community Recreation Center

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