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 

Water Restrictions

Wastewater

Area Roads Map

Harrisburg Best Water 2020

Wastewater Lagoon Fall Turn-over

In the fall, air temperature cools the top layer of water in the lagoons, creating "thermal instability." The cooler surface water sinks down, displacing warmer water at the bottom and dislodging the septic solids.  The lagoon is said to "turn over".  

As the colder water sinks to the bottom of the lagoon, it dislodges the solids settled at the bottom, which have been quietly anaerobically digesting.  The anaerobic digestion process releases gas as a byproduct, which becomes entrained in the sludge.  Once dislodged, the gas trapped in the sludge causes it to rise from the bottom of the lagoon and float.  With the rising gas byproduct of anaerobic digestion, unpleasant lagoon odors are released in the atmosphere.  These odors, couples with those of the floating sludge mat, are strong during lagoon turnover.

SNOW ALERT INFORMATION

 
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.

 


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
FIGHT THE BITE! 


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: 
www.state.sd.us/doh/westnile

Sanitary Sewer Televising Plan

Sewer Televising Map