The City of Dyersville's Public Works Department covers three areas: city water, wastewater and streets. From water quality to snow removal, the Public Works Department maintains and improves infrastructure for all of Dyersville's residences and businesses.
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Water Operators work with all aspects of city water including:
Water pumping systems
Water valve maintenance
Wastewater Operators deal with Wastewater Collection and Treatment Systems and anything related to sewage, manholes, sewer lines, and more.
Street Department Operators
Street Department Operators cover a range of street-related tasks, including:
Grass and park mowing
Street pavement repairs and rehabilitation
Dyersville Public Works Week
The Dyersville Public Works Department celebrates APWA’s National Public Works Week in mid-May. In 2019 we featured Streets operations and services (see photos shown above). During the pandemic, we decided to lay low, but were able to produce some videos of how Public Works operates in the City of Dyersville (see videos, here). Following the pandemic, we were able to once again exhibit and equipment in 2022, this time featuring Water and Wastewater operations and services (see presentation on the exhibits, here, and an new presentation on how the Water and Wastewater systems operate in Dyersville, here. Also see photos shown above).