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.

 

 

South Street Tree Removal

The Fall River Village Boad has contracted with K&B Tree Service from Beaver Dam to remove trees on South Street. Approximately 25 trees will be removed, the stumps will be ground, and the grass areas will be repaired. These trees have reached maturity and have begun to decay over the past few years. They have become overgrown to the point that branches are interfering with overhead wires and roots are disturbing the sidewalk, curb and gutter. Removal of these trees will eliminate the danger of falling dead branches and will prevent further damage to infrastructure in the area. K&B Tree Service has begun removal of the trees. Stump removal and final landscape restoration will be completed when the weather permits.

 

 

!!! 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.

 

2012 Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report

For information on the 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 contracts with Badger Disposal 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. If your garbage does not get picked up, please call Badger Disposal  at 623-4766. 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. For large item pickups, contact Badger Disposal at 623-4766.


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.
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