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.

 

Recycling and Yard Waste Center

As of June 3, the Recycling and Yard Waste Center has resumed regular summer hours:

Saturdays 8 AM until 1 PM and Wednesdays 3–7 PM

 

The Fall River Sewer Utility Needs Your Help !!!

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 madefrom similar materials should be disposed of in the trash- never flushed down a toilet. These itemsdo 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.

 

Yard Waste Collection

  1. Village DPW will collect yard waste each Monday. Typically, this service will be offered from April through November, but may vary depending on weather conditions. Pick-up may be delayed a day if a holiday falls on Monday or if DPW is unavailable.
  2. Material must be placed curbside by 6 am on collection day.
  3. Acceptable items for curbside collection include: leaves, plant debris, garden waste, brush.
  4. Items not acceptable for curbside collection include: grass clippings, limbs greater than four inches in diameter, tree stumps/root balls, landscape fabric, landscape timbers, lumber or other building materials, mulch, rocks, any other trash.
  5. Brush/branches must be cut to a maximum six feet in length and bundled (does not need to be tied).
  6. All items must be of manageable weight and size for one person to lift and load into a pickup truck.
  7. Additional pick-ups may be added as necessary due to storm damage, etc.

Residents may drop off yard waste as well as recyclables at the village's Recycling and Yard Waste Center located just east of the village on Church Street/Gruhn Road. The Center is open on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm and Wednesdays from 3 pm to 7 pm April 1 through November 30. From December 1 through March 31, hours are Saturdays from 9 am until noon only. A resident sticker is required to use the site and is available for purchase at the Clerk's office at the Village Hall during regular business hours or at the Recycling and Yard Waste Center during open hours. There is a $5 annual fee per vehicle for the resident sticker.

Please see the informational brochure for more details.

Note that grass clippings will not be picked up curbside, but are accepted at the Recycling and Yard Waste Site.

 

Rolling Meadows Nature Trail

Following the closing of the Village's wastewater treatment lagoons in 2012, Village officials worked with representatives of the DNR to turn the property into a wildlife area with a walking trail open to the public. The transformation of this area from wastewater treatment to wildlife habitat is featured in the August 2015 edition of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine. The article can be viewed on the magazine's website.

 

Cross Connection Inspections

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulation requires that municipal water systems implement a comprehensive cross connection control program. The purpose of a cross connection control program is to ensure the safety of the drinking water supply by eliminating the potential for contaminants to enter the public water system due to improper plumbing connections.The requirements for cross connection control and prevention are spelled out in Wisconsin DNR regulation NR810.15, Wisconsin Administrative Codes SPS381, SPS382 and SPS384 as well as Village Ordinance Sec 9-1-52. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in the Village being subject to DNR enforcement that could include referral to the Wisconsin Department of Justice and potential monetary penalties.

The Village of Fall River Water Utility, in accordance with these DNR requirements has implemented a Cross Connection Control Program. The Village has contracted with General Engineering Company from Portage to implement the inspection program. Each year, a portion of the residential, commercial, and industrial sites within the Village must be inspected for potential cross connections. If you have been selected for inspection, you will receive a letter from General Engineering outlining when inspections will take place and what you should do to arrange for an inspection of your property. There is no charge for the cross connection inspection. However, each property owner is responsible for correcting any non-compliance issues.

Please review the brochure and other information, including frequently asked questions, provided by General Engineering. If your property is chosen for inspection, this information can help you prepare for the inspector’s visit and increase your chances of compliance on the first visit. Even if you are not selected for inspection at this time, this information may help you recognize some basic cross connection concerns and address them as needed.

It is essential that selected property owners participate in the inspection and compliance process. Failure to do so could result in water service to the property being disconnected. Your cooperation is necessary to protect the drinking water for all Village residents.

 

2019 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

 

Leaf and brush pickup
  1. Village DPW will collect yard waste each Monday. Typically, this service will be offered from April through November, but may vary depending on weather conditions. Pick-up may be delayed a day if a holiday falls on Monday or if DPW is unavailable.
  2. Material must be placed curbside by 6 am on collection day.
  3. Acceptable items for curbside collection include: leaves, plant debris, garden waste, brush.
  4. Items not acceptable for curbside collection include: grass clippings, limbs greater than four inches in diameter, tree stumps/root balls, landscape fabric, landscape timbers, lumber or other building materials, mulch, rocks, any other trash.
  5. Brush/branches must be cut to a maximum six feet in length and bundled (does not need to be tied).
  6. All items must be of manageable weight and size for one person to lift and load into a pickup truck.
  7. Additional pick-ups may be added as necessary due to storm damage, etc.

Residents may drop off yard waste as well as recyclables at the village's Recycling and Yard Waste Center located just east of the village on Church Street/Gruhn Road. The Center is open on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm and Wednesdays from 3 pm to 7 pm. A resident sticker is required to use the site and is available for purchase at the Clerk's office at the Village Hall during regular business hours or at the Recycling and Yard Waste Center during open hours. There is a $5 annual fee per vehicle for the resident sticker.

Please see the informational brochure for more details.

Note that grass clippings will not be picked up curbside, but are accepted at the Recycling and Yard Waste Site.

Garbage and Recycling

The Village contracts with Advanced Disposal for automated curbside trash and recycling collection. Trash is collected every week and recyclables are collected every other week. All residents should use the carts provided for garbage and recycling- items not contained in the carts will not be picked up without making special arrangements with Advanced Disposal. Collection day in the Village is Thursday. If a holiday falls on a Thursday or any day earlier in the week, collection day will be Friday. Carts should be out by 7am on collection day.

Click here for more information on the use of carts.

Collection Schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

More information may also be found by viewing the Advanced Disposal brochure or by visiting advanceddisposal.com.


Recycling and Yard Waste Center

The Village operates a Recycling and Yard Waste Center on Church Street/Gruhn Road where residents can drop off material. See the informational brochure for more details.

Columbia County Recycling and Solid Waste

Columbia County accepts recyclables as well as a variety of other materials at its location at W7465 Hwy. 16. For more information on accepted items and disposal fees contact the Columbia County Recycling and Waste Processing Facility at (608) 742-6651, view their website, or download their informational brochure.

Water cross connections

The Village of Fall River Water Utility, in accordance with DNR requirements has implemented a Cross Connection Control Program. The Village has contracted with General Engineering Company from Portage to implement the inspection program. Each year, a portion of the residential, commercial, and industrial sites within the Village must be inspected for potential cross connections. If you have been selected for inspection, you will receive a letter from General Engineering outlining when inspections will take place and what you should do to arrange for an inspection of your property. There is no charge for the cross connection inspection. However, each property owner is responsible for correcting any non-compliance issues.

Please review the brochure and other information, including frequently asked questions, provided by General Engineering or the brochure provided by the Wisconsin Rural Water Association. If your property is chosen for inspection, this information can help you prepare for the inspector’s visit and increase your chances of compliance on the first visit. Even if you are not selected for inspection at this time, this information may help you recognize some basic cross connection concerns and address them as needed.

Sewer / Water Rates

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

Current Sewer Rates

Current Water rates

Click to view the PSC Rate File for the Village's last rate adjustment effective October 1, 2019.

 

 


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

 

 

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