The Public Works Department has the greatest breadth and variety of responsibilities of any Village department. The Department operates the Water Utility and the Sewer Utility, is responsible for management of Village facilities and maintenance of parks facilities, and administers solid waste contracts. It also coordinates the design, review, and inspection of Village construction projects and infrastructure work in new developments that are installed by private contractors.
Department Core Functions
The Department coordinates or conducts a wide variety of street maintenance activities, including:
- Crack filling
- Seal coating
- Sidewalk repair or replacement
- Snow and ice control
- Street lights
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 Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Natural Resources, and Dane County.
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.
Water & Sanitary Utility
The Public Utilities Department shares employees with the Public Works Department. The department is responsible for three municipal wells, five sanitary lift stations, and two 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
- 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.