Snow Emergency Downtown Area Only
To assist the Street Department with their plowing and cleanup efforts, the Watertown Police Department has declared a Snow Emergency for the Central City Snow Removal Area. Snow removal and cleanup operations will be continuing in the business district of the City this evening. Parking will be permitted on city streets outside of the Central City Snow Removal Area. See map for street boundaries.
During the Snow Emergency, parking on city streets and alleys in the Central City Snow Removal Area will be banned between 11:00 p.m. tonight and 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Residents living in the Central Snow Emergency Area who have no off-street parking available are encouraged to utilize municipal parking lots or make arrangements with neighbors, relatives or friends to avoid a potential $50.00 citation. In addition, any vehicle that has been ticketed and remains parked at the same location for 24 or more hours afterward may be towed at the owner’s expense.
Citizens are encouraged to monitor the Watertown Police Department web site at: www.watertownpolice.com or search for us on Facebook at Watertown WI Police Department for current snow alerts and notifications. Citizens with questions regarding the snow emergency may also call the Watertown Police Department at 261-6660.
HYDRANT FLUSHING-NEW START DATE DUE TO SNOW STORM
The Watertown Water Department will be flushing hydrants beginning Monday, April 23rd, from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., one crew will be starting on Main Street (between 1St St. and 8th St.) and a second crew will start on Hospital Drive. Flushing will continue that week Tuesday-Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the week of April 30th, Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hydrants located on streets that are currently under construction will not be flushed at this time.
We suggest that customers try to refrain from using water during the flushing hours each day, and especially not doing laundry, in order to avoid bringing rusty water into their home's plumbing and staining laundry with rusty water. We ask that you please wait until after 4 p.m. on flushing days to do laundry and check water color before starting. For more information about hydrant flushing or if you experience rusty water, please go to the Water Department tab and then clicking "FAQs & Helpful Hints tab" #13 and/or #14.
The Water Department would like to thank everyone in advance for your understanding and patience during hydrant flushing. It is a very important part of providing the city with quality water and ensuring that fire hydrants are in good working condition.