News Flash

Posted on: March 26, 2020

Landfill Payment Process System Operational

The Newton Sanitary Landfill is open for business and accepting credit/debit payments as normal.

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: March 18, 2020

“Flushable” Wipes Could Lead To Sewer Problems

THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH!

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the City’s Water Pollution Control Facility has seen an increase in wipes labeled “flushable” being flushed into the City’s sewer mains. The City of Newton wants residents to be aware t...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Water Pollution Control - Biosolids Land Application

WPC Biosolids Application

Each fall after field crops are harvested, Water Pollution Control personnel land apply biosolids to local farm ground. Biosolids are nutrient-rich organic materials resulting from the treatment of domestic sewage at the wastewater treatment facility. Bio...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Parks Operations - Ash Tree Removal

Ash Tree Removal

Parks operations staff continue to be busy with ongoing ash tree removal. Since January 1, 2020, 53 ash trees have been removed in through the city parks, Westwood Golf Course, and Newton Union Cemetery. Staff will continue to be very aggressive on the as...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Ice Rink Resurfacing

Ice Rink Resurfacing

Parks operations staff also has been busy with other seasonal tasks, such as snow removal and upkeep of the Maytag Park Ice Rink.  The crews perform different ice resurfacing techniques several times each week.  Snow also has to be clear...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 12, 2020

GPS for Snowplows

The streets division in Public Works has purchased and installed GPS units for the four-winged snow plow trucks and one for the street sweeper over the fall of 2019. These units will help monitor and assist with plowing operations for more efficiency and ...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Newton Sanitary Landfill Employee Recognized For 5 Years of Service

Steve Pfander

Steve Pfander began employment with the City of Newton on February 9, 2015.  Steve has obtained the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Landfill Operator Certification and the 25 hour Hazardous Household Waster Certification (HHW). Curren...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Murphy Receives Key Award from Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce

Jamie Murphy - Key Award

During the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 122nd annual dinner in January at Baqara Coliseum in Newton, Jamie Murphy received the Key Award from the Chamber. 

As the Assistant Superintendent of Park Operations, Murphy was recog...

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City of Newton - Public Works