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Village of McFarland, WI

Core Functions of the Public Works & Public Utilities Department

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

Vehicle Maintenance
– The Department maintains a variety of its own light and heavy duty trucks, contractors’ equipment, and small engine equipment, and provides light servicing of vehicles for other Village departments.

Street Maintenance – The Department coordinates or conducts a wide variety of street maintenance activities, including crack filling, seal coating, patching, striping, shouldering, signage, street lights, resurfacing, reconstruction, snow and ice control, and sidewalk repair or replacement.

Stormwater Management – The Department maintains the storm sewer system and stormwater detention and retention basins and ensures that the Village complies with the increasingly stringent water quality standards of the EPA, the DNR, and Dane County.


PUBLIC UTILITIES:

Water & Sanitary Utility - The Public Utilities Department shares employees with the Public Works Department.  The department is responsible for three (3) municipal wells, four (4) sanitary lift stations, and two (2) water towers.  Work activities include but are not limited to:  daily, weekly, monthly and yearly routine preventative, and corrective maintenance activities for both water main valves and fire hydrants; flushing of fire hydrants; repair to residential curb stops; and general maintenance to sanitary lift stations.  They also perform all the required daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly testing of the drinking water system to ensure we comply with both state and federal guidelines.




5915 Milwaukee St. | P.O. Box 110 | McFarland, WI 53558-0110 | ph: 608-838-3153 | fx: 608-838-3619