• Octagon House

    Welcome to the City of Watertown
    The Octagon House

  • birdseye view

    Opportunity runs through it.

  • Riverside Park

    Opportunity runs through it.
    Riverside Park

  • Watertown Library

    Opportunity runs through it.
    Watertown Public Library

  • Rock River Plaza

    Opportunity runs through it. 
    Rock River Plaza

  • Main Street Bridge
    Opportunity runs through it.
    Main Street Bridge
  • Welcome Mural
    Opportunity runs through it.
    Welcome mural
Street Closure and Flood Damage Update
All streets are open as of this morning except S. Twelfth St. out by Symbol Mattress, a culvert blew out and will be fixed Monday. It is detoured for the weekend. The Street Dept. will help folks with extra garbage pickups. We will also take items at our shop if people want to bring damaged items down. We will help in any way we are able. 

Randy L. Franks
Assistant Street Superintendent
Street Dept./Solid Waste/Park & Forestry
Wastewater Facility Update
The City of Watertown Wastewater collection system experienced a sanitary sewer overflow/bypass starting at 10:00 am August 17, 2018 due to Hoffmann Drive being flooded, in addition to numerous  areas in the City of Watertown.  The cause of this overflow was due to an extreme rainfall event which inundated the City Storm Water system causing inflow and infiltration into the sanitary collection system.  Bypass pumping is currently underway inside the gate along Hoffmann Drive and discharging into the Rock River.  Please stay away from the river along the fenced in portion of the Wastewater Treatment Plant as the river conditions and the pumping actions may contribute to unsafe passage.  We expect the bypass pumping to stop around 7 pm if the water subsides.  There is significant dilution of the wastewater being bypassed around the influent lift station and samples of the river upstream and downstream were collected and will be analyzed over the weekend.  
Flooding Clean up
Many area residents have encountered flooding in their homes and businesses due to the weather today.   Please note that this flood water can contain sewage.

Please click the link to view clean up tips from the EPA:

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-08/documents/flood_cleanup_and_the_air_in_your_home_booklet_0.pdf

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