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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Tie-Dying

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Tie-Dying (Grades K-12) 

Want to tie-dye? These sessions are open to all ages. During these sessions students will be given the tools to create various tie-dye pieces. We ask that you bring the material(s) that you would like to tie-dye and we wil...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Weaving

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Weaving (Grades 4-12) 

This class will allow students to learn how to weave on various types of looms. Not only will we be using yarn, but we will be using a few other materials to create our weavings. Students love to weave! It can be quite addic...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Jewelry Making

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Jewelry Making (Grades K-12) 

This class will offer a chance to make your own art-necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, etc. Bring an open mind to make a personal touch on your jewelry. Kristin Bouwens, a jewelry artist, will be joining us. She w...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Toddler Art

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Toddler Art (Ages 1-4) 

This session will allow toddlers to explore different art media and also create art using sensory motor skills. An adult needs to attend with the toddler in this session of messy, fun, exploring and creating. Please wear ol...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Pottery

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Summer 2021 Youth Pottery Program Instructor: Laura Dahle, Professional Art Educator/Artist Please read through age and prerequisite requirements before registering for any of the summer programs. Note that the glaze day and time and pick up may vary from...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Cooking Creations

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COOKING CREATIONS (Ages 5-9) 

A program to encourage cooking at a young age. Each session will involve hands on cooking. The students will be able to bring home what they made! Please note any food allergies. 

Date: 

  • Wednesday, Jun...
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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Strider Camp

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STRIDER CAMP (Ages 2-5) 

The Park and Rec. is excited to bring back the Strider Camp for the 5th summer, which is designed to specifically help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination before pedaling and begin a lifetime of fun ...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Little Sportsmen

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Little Sportsmen (ages 8-12) 

Join us at different locations around Watertown for a great experience for youth ages 8-12 years old. In this 4 week adventurous program, the Watertown Park and Rec. teaming up with the Game, Fish, and Parks Watertown...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Prince & Princess Ball

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PRINCE & PRINCESS BALL 

This special event is for that little Prince or Princess in your life. Ages 1-10 are welcome to attend this fun evening of games, prizes, crafts, music, dancing and snacks. The participants can come dressed up in their ...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Tot Gym

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TOT GYM 

This is a fun event for the little ones who will be able run, jump and play in a confined environment. There will be various balls, mats, tunnels and more for the youngsters to work on their motor skills plus strider bikes will be availab...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Fitness Fun

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FITNESS FUN Both boys and girls, ages 2-5 will be introduced to a wide range of fitness exercises, coordination, agility, and other fun activities. Each session will focus on different fundamentals from stretching, running, jumping, tumbling and lots more...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Beginners Disc Golf Lessons

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BEGINNERS DISC GOLF LESSONS We will be offering lessons for the flying disc sport where you will learn all the aspects of the game! Lessons will focus on rules, different styles of throwing a disc and the different discs you can use. Limit 10 per class.&a...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Skateboard Camp

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SKATEBOARD CAMP 

Sign up today to learn the basic skills of skateboarding and test out the newest skate park in the Midwest. Safety is key when it comes to skateboarding. All participants are required to wear a helmet and all other protective devi...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Art with a Bang

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ART WITH A BANG (entering grades 1-6) 

Gear up for the 4th of July by spending time with us constructing firecrackers, rockets, all without a fuse of course, stars, flags and the list goes on. After this you will be prepared to show off your work ...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Rookie Flag Football Clinic

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ROOKIE FLAG FOOTBALL CLINIC (Age 4-Kindergarten)

Boys age 4-entering Grade K can now sign up for this one day Flag Football Clinic. Participants will be out and running on the turf of the Fieldhouse. We will start off with a warm-up and work into basic te...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Arts and Crafts

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ARTS & CRAFTS (Entering Grades 1-6) 

Enjoy some fun with Arts & Crafts. Each day will have different projects and crafts. All sessions will follow the same project schedule. 

Dates: 

Session 1: June 15-16   1:00-2:...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Gone Fishing

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Gone Fishing (Ages 5-8)

On select dates we will be giving your child an opportunity to fish our stocked ponds, experiencing the fun of fishing. All equipment is provided or feel free to bring your own, we also supply the bait. Each session is limited to 15...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

A Day at the Beach

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Nothing is better than a day at the beach! Grab your favorite beach towel and come out to Stokes-Thomas City Park. We will not be swimming because we will be having so much more fun doing a variety of games, scavenger hunt, crafts and activities all on th...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Preschool Adventures

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Preschool Adventures is a hit! On selected Thursday nights you can bring your 3-5 year-old to a different location and experience a new adventure. A parent must accompany the child each time. You should bring a snack and drink each time.  You may...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Future Arrows Basketball Camp

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Future Arrows will learn the fundamentals of shooting, footwork, passing, ball handling, rebounding and defense. This is a great opportunity to learn and build skills. Sign up today and let’s get these Future Arrows started right! 

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Summer Basketball Camp

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These camps will be on shooting, ball-handling, individual offensive and defensive improvement to go along with free play opportunities. This is a great opportunity for our young players to improve their basketball skills and ability. 

Reminder: T...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Summer Basketball Madness Skills Camp

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This instructional basketball program will focus on individual skill improvement. Meeting times will key on shooting, ball handling and passing, 1 on 1 moves, defense and rebounding. We will end with moving with and without the ball along with 3 on 3 conc...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Youth Track and Field Camp

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This camp is designed for boys and girls ages 5-12 who are interested in the sport. This camp will help athletes experience all aspects of track & field through stations and drills consisting of running, jumping and throwing. Competitions and relays w...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Youth Pickleball Clinic

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Get ready to learn the lifetime sport of Pickleball! This sport is growing and moving fast. The clinic will teach youth the basic fundamentals of the game, scoring and best of all great exercise. 

Date: Monday, July 19 Time: 10:00-11:00am ...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Pee Wee Flag Football Academy

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Pee Wee Flag Football Academy is for Boys entering Grades 1-2. In this format, youth will learn basic techniques, fundamentals, positioning and concepts of flag football. Emphasis will be on individual and team improvements, promoting safety and learning ...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Future Arrows Girls Volleyball Camp

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Girls grades K-1 can now sign up for this fun and introductory volleyball camp experience. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game through drills and contests. Skills to be taught will be passing, setting, hitting, serving, footwork positioni...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Youth Girls Volleyball Camp

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Girls entering grades 2-6 will receive instruction on the fundamentals of the game through drills and scrimmages. This will be a positive start to build or refresh your skill set and abilities. Skills to be taught will be passing, setting, hitting, servin...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Junior Tennis League

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Youth entering grades 3-10 who have had a minimum of two years of lessons, or have the basic knowledge and skills in the game of tennis. This league is designed for the beginner to intermediate level player. This program works well when included with Yout...

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2021 Summer Programs

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Mellette House

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Downtown

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Watertown’s historic downtown has everything you need including delicious local restaurants, unique shopping, beautiful art, and much more. Visit downtown Watertown to enjoy the many amenities and discover the unique history!

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Terrry Redlin Center

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Watertown is the home of Terry Redlin, the award-winning artist that is famously known for his outdoor and wildlife themed paintings. Watertown houses the Terry Redlin Center which is popular tourist site right off I-29.

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Working in the Right of Way

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City of Watertown                                           &n...

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Engineering

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Voting Information & Sample Ballots

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The Watertown City Finance Office has announced the times and locations for Watertown residents interested in casting their vote early for the June 15th School/Municipal Election.  Registered voters may vote at City Hall, 23 – 2nd Stree...

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Finance

News Flash

Posted on: June 8, 2021

WFR responds to several calls over night

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WFR responds to several fire calls over night. At 1044 pm fire crews were called to 718 3 Ave SW for a deck fire. Upon arrival crews found the fire had been put out for the most part, the steps and deck had caught fire. The home had some fire damage but d...

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 4, 2021

WFR Responds to Back to Back Grass Fires

On 06/04/2021 at approximately 3:40 pm Watertown Fire Rescue Units responded to SD HWY 20 near the area of the National Guard Readiness Center for a grass fire.  When the first unit arrived on scene they found smoke blowing across the highway and...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 26, 2021

WFR Responds to Barn Fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire on Wednesday, May 26th.  The fire occurred at 17680 459th Ave at about 9:30 am.  Crews arrived on scene to a fully engulfed barn.  The fire was contained to that particular bui...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 23, 2021

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to a Car vs Power Pole

On 05/23/21 at 3:50 pm Watertown Fire Rescue units responded to the area of the Tree Farm 2019 19th St NE for a single car vs power pole accident.  Upon arrival crews found a car that had sheared a power pole.   Crews closed 19th St Ne f...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

WFR Responds to Car Fire

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On May 21, 2021 at 11:30 am, Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of 1st Ave and 5th St NE for a vehicle on fire in the roadway.  A vehicle that was stopped at the intersection in the east bound right turn lane, caught fire. &n...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

WFR Responds to a vehicle fire

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At 8:05 pm on 5/20/20201, Watertown Fire Rescue Engine 4 was dispatched to 1714 9th Ave SW, Travel Inn, for a vehicle that was on fire. On arrival crews found fire coming from the engine compartment of the vehicle. Crews were able to extinguish the fire w...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 20, 2021

WFR Responds to Grass Fire on South Highway 81

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Watertown Fire Rescue Brush 2 and Brush 3 responded to a grass fire in the area of 17673 US Highway 81 south of Watertown shortly after 3pm on 5/20/2021. On scene crews found 4 separate areas of the west ditch burning. Crews had the fires under control in...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 20, 2021

WFR Responds to Watertown High School for an Injury Accident

On 05/20/21 at approximately 09:50 am WFR responded to a 2 vehicle accident involving the structure.  Upon arrival WFR Fire and EMS crews found two vehicles with damage.  Crews also found damage to the exterior of the High School. &n...

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Posted on: May 15, 2021

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to Two Vehicle Accident

On May 15, 2021 at 3:00pm, Watertown Fire Rescue responded near the intersection of 9th Ave and 10th St SW for a two vehicle accident.  The two vehicles collided west of that intersection.  Both vehicles remained upright in the roadway. ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

WFR Responds to Grass Fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a small grass fire this evening at around 1830 hours.  The fire was located at 1410 38th Ave. NW.  The fire started from a burn barrel and spread to a nearby pasture.  Between 0.5-0.75 acres we...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 24, 2021

Mental Health Awareness Discussion

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Kari Johnston, Human Service Agency, Mental Health Officer Alexis Buysse, and Angela Hyde, NAMI join moderator Kelli Rumpza, Human Service Agency to discuss mental health. Learn about mental health, what it is like to see a counselor, self-care, and more....

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Health Education
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Underage Drinking

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From the moderator Kelli Rumpza, Human Service Agency: As parents, we need to continually educate ourselves to help prevent substance misuse in our homes.  But where do you go for the right information?  We read the headlines, we see soc...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

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: May 7, 2021

Trav's Outfitter Race for Chase

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Sign up online at www.plwc.life/signup, call 605-882-6250 or stop into the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center

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Parks, Recreation & Forestry

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Door to Door Sales

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With nice weather approaching, we will begin seeing an increase in door-to-door sales.

In Watertown, anyone who engages in selling property by going place to place or house to house and carries with them the property for delivery at the time of sale needs ...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 27, 2021

COVID-19 Scams

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The Watertown Police Department received information regarding scams occurring in our state and all over the United States.  Scammers are using the coronavirus vaccines as a way to scam individuals out of personal information and money.  ...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 8, 2021

New Mental Health Officer Program

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Watertown police officers are frequently called to incidents where people are in a mental health crisis or suffer from substance abuse and addiction. From September 2019 to September 2020, WPD Officers responded to 368 mental health related calls. &nb...

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Posted on: June 13, 2021

The Week of Monday, June 14, 2021 Recycle Route A is Collected

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Public Service Announcement

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Recycle Update & Bathroom Recycling Items

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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Free Compost for Watertown Residents with Municipal Utilities Bill

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Watertown Regional Landfill

Compost Available 2021

 

Each residence of the City of Watertown is entitled to 2 free tons of compost annually with a Municipal Utility bill.  Please bring your resi...

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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

2021 Downtown Business District Sweeping Schedule

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For Immediate Release 

 

Weather permitting, on Friday morning, May 7th, 2021 from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., the Watertown Street Division will be sweeping the roadways in the Downtown Business District

 

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Street Department
Posted on: April 26, 2021

City Mowing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Watertown is currently reviewing all rights-of-way that our staff are mowing & maintaining. Through this process, we have discovered that city staff has inadvertently been mowing some of these areas that the adjacent l...

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Street Department

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Sump Pumps Prohibited From Discharging to Sanitary Sewer

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Sump pump water is prohibited from being discharged to the sanitary sewer.  It is imperative that sump pump water be directed to your yard, street curb and gutter, or another acceptable location. Remember to lay your sump pump hose out on a decli...

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Wastewater

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