In our continued effort to reduce the goose population in the Park, the Washburn Police Department will be conducting a goose harvest from Sept. 1st through October. The harvest will be conducted mainly during the early hours by law enforcement or a designee. Shooting will not be done towards the campground and will not occur Labor Day Weekend.
The purpose is to reduce the resident flock, which will lead to cleaner beaches, docks and campground. All geese harvested will be donated for food. If you have any questions or concerns about this harvest, please contact the Washburn Police, 715-373-6164.
notice - hydrant flushing
As part of the ongoing effort to improve water quality, the City of Washburn Utilities Department will conduct hydrant flushing the on the east side water mains, beginning on Monday September 20, 2021 and continuing until Friday, September 24, 2021, from 7 AM to 3:30 PM daily.
Location: Flushing of the east side water mains will be conducted between Washington Avenue and Superior Avenue. Flushing begins at the highest point of the water system, and moves downward through the system.
Purpose of Flushing: Water Mains are flushed to remove stagnant water and minimizing the sediments and scale that accumulate in all water systems and affect the aesthetic quality of a public water supply.
Avoid Cloudy or Discolored Water:
If you notice hydrant flushing taking place in your neighborhood please avoid running water inside your home. By not using water from the tap (hot or cold) or running appliances that use water (dishwasher and washing machines), you can prevent discolored water from entering your household plumbing system altogether.
After flushing is completed on your street, if you find cloudy or discolored water within household plumbing. The only way to clear up discolored water within the interior plumbing of a building is by letting faucets run (for 10 to 20 minutes) to purge the system of the undesirable water.
Discolored water is caused by naturally occurring iron minerals that are disturbed during the flushing process, this water disturbance is not a health threat. If discolored water continues after letting your faucets run for 20 minutes, please contact the Washburn Public Works Department (715)373-6171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice of Annual Tree Trimming in Right of Ways
City Crews will be starting to trim and clear branches/shrubs per City Ordinance in the streets and alleyways.
The Crews will be preforming their duties as assigned by Director of Public Works/Forester, as crews move through the city streets and alleyways, any concerns or comments need to be directed to Director of Public Works. Please allow crews to perform their duties as assigned. You may contact Public Works, 715-373-6171, with any questions.
Per Chapter 6-4-7 of Code of Ordnance related to trimming any and all branches, limbs, trees will be kept clearance of less than14 feet roads and alleyways. No tree shall be allowed to obstruct public lighting.
See city ordinance Title 6 Chapter 4 for complete definition of scoop of work.
Thank you for your cooperation in advance for helping maintain City’s streets, alleyways, and right of ways.