The Public Works Department is located at 801 Prairie Street in the City of Harrisburg (approximately six blocks South of the City Hall Office building). 

As one of the original departments for the City of Harrisburg the Public Works Department handles the maintenance of the City's infrastructure, this includes:

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Stormwater
  • Streets
  • Parks
  • City-owned property 

The Public Works Superintendent is Toby Huizenga.

Contact information for the Public Works Department:

The Public Works Department currently operates and maintains

   36 miles of water mains

   31 miles of sanitary sewer

   6 miles of storm sewer

   22 miles of streets

Street Light Outages 

2019 Annual Drinking Water Report 

This will not be mailed but copies are available at city hall.

2018 Annual Drinking Water Report

Water Restrictions


Area Roads Map

Harrisburg Best Water 2020

Wastewater Lagoon Spring Turn-over

In the spring, the air temperature begins to warm the water in the lagoons. The warmer water on top of the lagoons will eventually mix with the cooler water on the bottom (water is most dense at 39 degrees F), and as these layers mix, the solids that had settled over the winter months are resuspended, which can produce odors. Also, in the spring time the warmer environment allows the bacteria to increase in activity, and as the bacteria breakdown the stored organic wastes, odors are released. Layers of the lagoons are changing from anaerobic conditions (no oxygen) to aerobic conditions (with oxygen). This said to be “spring turn-over."

Sump Pumps

It is against regulations to run your sump pump hose into the City's sanitary sewer system (inside your home).  Sump pump hoses should be draining away from your home and should not create a public nuisance or nuisance for your neighbor.  The city conducts random inspections to ensure that this policy is enforced.

West Nile Protection

The city will be spraying for mosquitos this year.  Please take all necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family from West Nile.  For more information, please visit:


Snow Alert Information

Harrisburg Snow Route Map

A Snow Alert will be declared when there is a chance of 2" or greater accumulation of snow or blowing snow, NO parking allowed on any city streets during the duration of the snow alert.


Sanitary Sewer Televising Plan

Sewer Televising Map