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Posted on: December 1, 2018

City of Newton Snow Ordinance Information

Snow Wing on City of Newton Snow Plow

Preparing for cold weather and coping with winter is always a challenge but here's the information you need to know.

City of Newton Snow Ordinance

The City of Newton's Snow Ordinance states that there is no street parking at 2 inches of accumulation. You ca...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Water Pollution Control Pump & Grounds Maintenance

Water Pollution Control Pump & Grounds Maintenance

Water Pollution Control personnel have been busy clearing trees and brush at remote pump stations as well as performing maintenance of pumps at the wastewater treatment plant. With more than 60 pumps to maintain, pump maintenance is an ongoing task. Water...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Off-Season Maintenance Work in the Parks

Off-season maintenance work in the parks

Parks Operations staff have been busy trimming trees in Union Cemetery. The facility is over 55 acres and contains many trees so the trimming of the trees improves aesthetics, the health of the trees and eliminates low branches for staff and public safety...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 18, 2018

TPI Employees Volunteer at City of Newton Parks

TPI 2

This year, TPI had several groups of employees volunteer in numerous places throughout our park system. One project they worked included painting the restrooms using paint provided by a Paint Iowa Beautiful Grant from Keep Iowa Beautiful. The goal was to ...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Newton Sanitary Landfill Scale House Update

newton sanitary landfill scale house update

Customers at the Newton Sanitary Landfill now have a windbreak at the front window of the scale house. The recently installed window reduce the effects of northwest winds and assists staff with the cold air coming into the office. Customer response has be...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Annual Cleaning & Inspection of Storm Water Intakes

Jet/Vac Truck

Public Works Operations street crews have been doing annual cleaning and inspections of storm water intakes. The crews use the shared jet/vac truck between Public Works Operations and Water Pollution Control to vacuum out debris of the intakes. The walls ...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Water Pollution Control Pump Maintenance

Water Pollution Control Pump

There are dozens of pumps throughout the Water Pollution Control Plant in addition to the numerous pumps at each of the lift stations located throughout the city. Keeping these pumps running requires continuous maintenance by WPC staff. WPC staff spend ti...

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Public Works