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Public Works

Storm Cleanup:

The single-pass collection of yard waste debris from the August 10 derecho is now complete. Crews will return to collect piles that were obstructed by parked cars. Forestry division crews are still working to address damaged City-owned trees. Residents who have debris to dispose of are encouraged to utilize the free SCRUB events. Learn more.

PublicWorksHomePageWe are here to serve you 24-hours a day, seven days a week. You may contact the Public Works 24-hour Customer Service Center at (515) 283-4950. You may also contact Public Works by email or by using our convenient online submission forms. 

The mission of the Department of Public Works is to plan, construct, and maintain the infrastructure of the community.  We provide essential services that ensure safety, protect public health, and safeguard the environment through resource recovery.

The Department of Public Works provides day-to-day maintenance of the City's infrastructure services in the areas of enterprise sewer maintenance and facility operation; levee reconstruction for Birdland and Central Place; sanitation, street maintenance, city storm and sanitary sewer operations; and emergency response for snow and ice, flood mitigation, and wind storm mitigation.  For resident convenience, the Public Works department staffs a 24-hour call center.