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MPCA Recognizes Watertown Waste Water Treatment Plant

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized 327 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities, including the City of Watertown, for maintaining outstanding permit compliance from September 2015 through September 2016. MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine presented the certificates and praised award … Continue reading

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Downtown Parking Lot Cleaning

Downtown parking lots will be cleaned the morning of April 18th. This maintenance item will commence at 5:00 a.m. Noise from equipment such as mechanical broom and street sweeper will be present.

Posted in Public Services, Utilities

Water Main Break – Nixon Ave SE

A water main break on the 700 block of Nixon Ave SE has occurred. Staff have identified the break location and digging to repair is expected to commence at 9am. Temporary disruption of water service is expected. Staff is notifying … Continue reading

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MPCA Recognizes Watertown Wastewater Treatment Operators

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized the Watertown wastewater treatment facilities for maintaining a perfect record of permit compliance during 2015. MPCA Assistant Commissioner Rebecca Flood had high praise for the award recipients. “Wastewater operators are at the … Continue reading

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Power Outage 3/14

A transformer has been reported to have blown at the Xcel Energy substation located at County Rd 24 and 10. Fire department and law enforcement on the scene with no injuries reported currently. No estimate on restoration of power at … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Uncategorized, Utilities

Now Accepting Credit Card and Electronic Payments

The City of Watertown is pleased to announce a new service—Electronic Billing & Payments. Utility customers are able to view their bills online, saving the City the cost of printing and mailing bills. Customers participating in online billing receive emails … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Utilities, Website

Waste Water Treatment Facility Planning

The City has begun the early stages of reviewing how to meet the future maintenance and demand pressures of the City’s waste water treatment plant. You can track the progress, review additional information and documents regarding this at our website. Waste … Continue reading

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2015 Utility Rates

Utility Rates will increase 3% beginning with January usage in 2015. The rate increase is a measured approach to ensure that the City is able to meet the debt obligations, facility maintenance needs, and operational expense of providing sewer, water, … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Utilities

Water Main Break Update

The water main break near the intersection of Angel Ave & State St has been repaired and service has been restored. We thank the residents for their patience while water service was interrupted.

Posted in Community, Utilities

Water Main Break on Angel & State

A water main break has occurred near the intersection of Angel Ave & State Street. The break has been isolated and repair has been scheduled. Water service will be interrupted in the area later this morning when the break is … Continue reading

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