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Mar 26

Engineering Updates 3/26/2021

Posted on March 26, 2021 at 1:51 PM by Anna Schwichtenberg

City of Owatonna Engineering

The City of Owatonna Engineering Department has had a busy winter preparing for projects that will take place this construction season around the city. 

We thank you for your patience as these projects are completed.

2021 Construction Projects:
2021 CIPPS: Pre-Treatment and televising has been completed. Lining will be the next step to take place. 

Transportation Plan: The draft of the City of Owatonna Transportation Plan will be out for public comment March 18 to April 1st. The Draft Plan and Instructions on "How to Provide Feedback" are available on our website, The project website is

Planning and coordination is taking place for many other anticipated projects this season, including: Street Maintenance, Truman Avenue Reconstruction, Bridge Street Reconstruction and North Cedar Street Scape. Updates on these projects will be coming soon!

Stormwater Management:  
As the weather warms up people are out with their pets. Picking up your pet waste isn’t just a courtesy for those walking behind you; it also keeps our water resources safe. Here are a few tips:
Bag Station at Morehouse Park Trailhead
  • Always bring a disposal bag with you when you walk your dog
  • Many trailheads in the Owatonna parks system have bag stations
  • Make sure to place the bag in a proper receptacle
  • Routinely clean waste from your yard, boulevard, and paved surfaces

Take time and properly dispose of your pet’s waste, remember we all live downstream! For further information visit Stormwater Management | Owatonna, MN

Engineering Updates will be posted every Friday. Click here to be notified when the updates are available. 

Public Works
Street Department: The Street Department has been working on transitioning from winter to summer equipment. Street sweeping began two weeks ago and is ongoing. The tree crew has been working on trimming boulevard trees. Repair work to boulevards damaged by snow plows is set to begin Monday. Please call 507-444-4350 or submit a Maintenance Request Form if your property was damaged and needs repair. 

WWTP: Owatonna EAW and Wastewater Permit Public Notice: A growing population, more wastewater to treat, and yet less algae-causing phosphorus going to rivers. Learn more about the MPCA’s environmental review and draft permit for Owatonna’s proposed wastewater treatment expansion:

To sign up for various department notifications, use the Notify Me feature on The City of Owatonna Website.

To submit a Public Works Maintenance Request, please call 507-444-4350 or fill out  an Online Public Works Maintenance Request Form.