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Apr 02

Engineering Updates 4/2/2021

Posted on April 2, 2021 at 1:13 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:
Planning and coordination is taking place for many anticipated projects this season, including: Street Maintenance, Overlays, Truman Avenue Reconstruction, Bridge Street Reconstruction and North Cedar Street Scape. Updates on these projects will be coming soon! A Map of the 2021 Project Locations is available here.

2021 CIPPS: Lining began this week. Typically this process takes about a month to complete all planned areas. Service should not be interrupted, should you experience issues call Hydro-Klean 24/7:1-855-845-5326. 

Stormwater Management: 
Community Service Opportunity – Spring Stormwater Pond Clean-up
Retention Pond
Winter months leave behind large amounts of trash and unwanted debris in waterways and storm water ponds. The City is seeking volunteer groups to help remove garbage from our 29 publicly owned ponds.
This is a perfect way to get out of the house for fresh air and exercise, enjoy the beautiful spring weather, and get involved in the community all while having a positive impact on your environment. The City will provide garbage bags, pond locations, and pick up the bags afterwards.

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 continues to be busy with street sweeping, tree trimming, pot hole patching and alley repairs. Repair work to boulevards damaged by snow plows was completed this week. 

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.