Fall River Public Works Department

The employees of the Fall River Public Works department are dedicated to providing safe and efficient services to village residents. Public works employees maintain our streets and parks, provide leaf, grass and brush collection and operate and maintain the Lazy Lake Dam. In addition, the Public Works crew operates and maintains the Village's water and wastewater utilities.

 

 

Winter Reminders

It is a top priority of the Fall River Public Works Department to keep Village streets safe for travel throughout the winter months. Residents can help make plowing and salting operations more efficient and effective by following the Village winter parking regulations and, whenever possible, avoiding parking on Village streets anytime during inclement weather. In addition, snow from a driveway or sidewalk may not be deposited on the street. If you encounter an unsafe situation on Village streets, please contact the Fall River Public Works Department.

Winter ordinances:
Parking regulations
Sidewalk snow and ice removal

It is also greatly appreciated if residents would clear snow from fire hydrants on or near their property.

 

 

!!! The Fall River Sewer Utility Needs Your Help !!!

Recently, the Fall River Sewer Utility has experienced an increase in wastewater pumping station malfunctions due to “disposable” cleaning items and wipes entering the wastewater stream. Many cleaning products labeled “disposable” or even “flushable” can cause problems for homeowners and the Village. Disinfecting wipes, Swiffer mop refills, baby wipes, and other products made from similar materials should be disposed of in the trash- never flushed down a toilet. These items do not dissolve or break down after being flushed and can clog household sewer pipes, resulting in an expensive and messy repair and clean-up for a property owner. If these items find their way into the Village’s sewer system, they can clog pipes and pumps in the Village’s sewer pumping stations. This leads to expensive repairs and potential interruptions in sewer service.

Please help ensure the reliable and efficient operation of the Village’s wastewater system by disposing of these products properly: in the trash.

 

2013 Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report

For a copy of the 2013 Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report, please click here.

For a copy of the 2012 Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report, please click here.

Leaf and brush pickup
The Public Works Department provides curbside pickup of leaves, grass clippings and brush. Collections are normally on the first Tuesday of the month, from April through November. Brush must be cut to six feet in length or less and must be bundled. Leaves and grass clippings must be in clear plastic bags. Please place items at the curb no more than 24 hours prior to collection day.

Village residents who would like to haul their own brush may do so by calling the Municipal Building at 484-3525 to make arrangements to have the Village compost site opened. This site is available for disposal of clean plant material only– no trash, wood with nails or other hardware, building materials, or other items are permitted.
Garbage and Recycling

The Village of Fall River's former wastehauler, Badger Disposal, has been acquired by Advanced Disposal. Advanced Disposal has begun serving the community of Fall River. Please contact Advanced Disposal's Horicon location at (920) 387-0987 with any questions regarding garbage collection in the Village. More information may also be found by viewing the Advanced Disposal brochure or by visiting advanceddisposal.com.

The village contracts for curbside garbage and recycling pickup. Pickup is on Thursdays and usually begins at 6:30 AM. If Thursday is a holiday, pickup will be on Friday. Garbage/recycling pickup is billed with the Water and Sewer Utility billings.

Clear plastic bags must be used for both garbage and recyclables. Recycling bins/containers may also be used. Recyclables (Glass, plastic, tin, aluminum, cardboard and newspapers) can be commingled. Do not put loose garbage in 50 gallon drums or other large containers– it must be able to be handled by one person.


Vita Plus Drive Recycling Center

Village residents may use the recycling center located on Vita Plus Drive at any time. Recyclables should be placed in the marked recycling containers. These containers are to be used for recyclables only- no building materials, furniture, tires or other garbage is permitted.

Advanced Disposal Brochure

Water cross connections

A cross connection is an unprotected direct (or potential) connection between drinking water piping and a contamination source. This can be as simple as a garden hose that is submerged in a swimming pool, a bucket of detergent, or other contaminated water. Other examples are supply lines connected to boilers, process equipment, or bottom-fed tanks. Under certain conditions, cross connections can allow tainted water to flow backward through the piping system and contaminate drinking water.

These unprotected cross connections are prohibited. The Wisconsin Rural Water Association has made available a brochure explaining what cross connections are and how they can be avoided.

Sewer / Water Rates

Fall River residents are billed monthly for water, sewer, and garbage collection services.

Current Sewer Rates

Current Water Rates

 

Contact Information

Director of Public Works: Craig Schultz

Email: cschultz@fallriverwi.com
Phone: (920) 484-3525
Fax: (920) 484-6201
Mailing address: 641 S. Main St.,
PO Box 37, Fall River, WI 53932

Office hours:
Monday- Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm; Friday 8 am to Noon