City of Port Washington, Wisconsin City of Port Washington, Wisconsin City of Port Washington, Wisconsin City of Port Washington, Wisconsin City of Port Washington, Wisconsin City of Port Washington, Wisconsin City of Port Washington, Wisconsin City of Port Washington, Wisconsin City of Port Washington, Wisconsin City of Port Washington, Wisconsin City of Port Washington, Wisconsin
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City of Port Washington Engineering Department

Emerald Ash Borer Update

If you have an Ash tree along the street in front of your home, it is being treated by the City Forestry Department to maintain its resistance to infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). All City Ash trees lining the streets and in the parks have been treated or removed. If you have an Ash tree on your own property, you are responsible for treatment or its removal. If you are not already treating your Ash tree, it is very important that you have it removed as soon as possible by a qualified arborist. Infested trees are an extreme hazard to your home and those living there. Please see https://p.widencdn.net/rrokxh/Emerald-ash-borer--the-dangers-and-costs-of-infested-trees for more information.

2019 Street Improvements

The City of Port Washington will be improving the following streets in 2019:

STREET FROM TO PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT
Roger Street Melin Street North Terminus Watermain and Street
Summit Drive Portview Drive Lincoln Avenue Watermain and Street
Garfield Avenue Second Avenue Fourth Avenue Watermain and Street
Third Avenue West Terminus Garfield Avenue Watermain and Street
Western Avenue/Ravine Street Division Street Oakland Avenue Watermain Only

The proposed project consists of storm sewer improvements, water main re-lays, reconstructing the existing roadway, and spot replacement of existing sidewalk. Heartland Construction will be the prime contractor for this work which is anticipated to begin in early April and be completed by the end of August. These streets will be closed to through-traffic during construction, and homeowners will be notified of a more detailed construction schedule once it becomes available. The on-site project representative will be Clif Janssen, who can be reached at 414-587-4008 or at cjanssen@ksinghengineering.com.

Storm Water Management

DID YOU KNOW ... EVERY PROPERTY IN PORT WASHINGTON IS LAKEFRONT PROPERTY!!!

If you look in the street outside of your home or office and search the parking lots around town, you will probably find storm sewer inlets. Did you ever wonder where they go? A common misconception about storm sewers is that they go to a wastewater treatment plant. This is not the case. Storm sewers transport storm water (rain and melting snow) into our creeks which flow directly into Lake Michigan without treatment. Storm water often contains materials found on streets and parking lots such as oil, antifreeze, gasoline, soil, litter, pet wastes, fertilizers, pesticides, leaves and grass clippings. When these materials enter lakes and streams, they become pollutants that disrupt the ecosystem, harm or kill the aquatic life, and close beaches.

What can you do to help???????

  • Do not use the storm sewer inlets for disposing of motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, paints, solvents, garbage, cigarette butts, pet waste, etc.
  • Repair leaks from your car's transmission or radiator. Soak up spills with cat litter or other absorbent material and put in your trash bag for disposal.
  • When washing your car, use a biodegradable soap or take your vehicle to a commercial car wash or wash it on the grass or a gravel area to prevent phosphates from the soap draining into the storm sewer.
  • Sweep (do not wash) fertilizer, soil, leaves, grass clippings, etc., off driveways and sidewalks. Any debris left on the pavement is quickly washed into the storm sewer during the next rainfall.
  • Plant trees, shrubs, deep rooted grasses and flowers, and ground cover. These plants soak up storm water, reducing pollutant-carrying storm water run-off.

If everyone does their part, we can make a world of difference!!

*Source - UW Extension publication GWQ004; Storm Sewers - The Rivers Beneath our Feet

 

City of Port Washington, Wisconsin Department of Public Works Contact Us

Engineering Department
100 W. Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 307
Port Washington, WI 53074

Director of Public Works/City Engineer
Rob Vanden Noven
rvandennoven@cpwwi.org

Administrative Assistant
Judy Klumb
100 W. Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 307
Port Washington, WI 53074
262-284-2600
jklumb@cpwwi.org

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