City of Port Washington Engineering Department
2017 Street and Water Main Improvement Project
On Monday, April 3, the City's contractor, Dorner Inc., will begin working on the 2017 Street and Water Main Improvement Project. Main St. will be closed and parking will be prohibited between Wisconsin St. and Franklin St. This work will take approximately three weeks. Also scheduled for Monday, April 3rd on Harrison St. and Dodge St., the pavement over the water main trenches will be pulverized and compacted. The watermain and street improvements are otherwise scheduled to proceed as follows:
Emerald Ash Borer Update
Virtually all of southern Wisconsin is now in the quarantine area for Emerald Ash Borer, a non-native insect which is responsible for eventually destroying all Ash trees where it is found. Since 2013, the City of Port Washington has been treating more than 500 of its 1,100 Ash trees located along its streets, plus over 100 more in City parks. While it is expected that most of the treated trees will live, it is also certain that most of the untreated trees will die within the next few years. Over three hundred Ash trees have been removed so far, and the remaining 300 are to be removed within the next two years.
Residents should be aware that it is illegal to move firewood out of an EAB quarantined area, as that is the primary means for the EAB to spread. It is best to keep firewood onsite. Homeowners who would like more information on EAB and the quarantine area, or are interested in determining whether they have an Ash tree on their property and information on how they may protect it from the EAB should visit the State of Wisconsin’s official website, www.emeraldashborer.wi.gov, and click on the link for Homeowners. Additional information on the EAB is also available at City Hall.
Car Care For Cleaner Water
We all know that cars cause air pollution, but did you know that cars also cause water pollution? As we drive, our cars and trucks leave bits of tires, brakes, and rusty metal on the street. When we park, our cars and trucks leave stains of oil, grease, and transmission fluid on driveways and parking lots. What happens to all of this “car dirt” when it rains or the snow melts? It goes directly into the nearest storm sewer and directly into Port Washington’s creeks and into Lake Michigan. There is NO connection to our wastewater treatment plant.
What can YOU do to improve the quality of our creeks and lake?
Source - UW Extension GWQ019
Photo GalleryView the slideshow below of the Coal Dock Park project.