Centerville Street Department
545 West Franklin
Phone: (641) 856-6603
Steve Hawkins - Public Works Director
David Moorman- Mechanic
Tom Carson- Equipment Operator
Cody Brown - Maintenance Worker
The Centerville Street Department is responsible for the repair and maintenance of approximately 50 miles of streets and alleys in Centerville. During the year some of the work done by this department includes snow removal, maintain street and stop signs, road repair, take out sidewalks, patch potholes, maintain gravel streets and alleys, . Some of the accomplishments in the last several years include updated storm sewer, seal coated 7 blocked of streets, paved 200 ft of alleys around square, extended Green Street, extended Woodlawn Drive, mudjacking several streets, and several intersection upgrades to include highway 2&5.
The City was able to upgrade our new building with the help of Centerville Schools, and Indian Hills Community College. Their Building Trades classes worked diligently to create office space, break room and bath room in our new building. They also partitioned the building off creating 2 bays inside the building, and did all plumbing and electrical work in the building. Below is a photo Centerville High School Buildings Trade class with Steve Benz as Instructor.
Waste Water Department
The Water Pollution Control Department is responsible for the Wastewater Treatment Plants and the Sanitary Sewer Collection System. The City of Centerville has two treatment plants, the East Plant and the West Plant. Together they process an average daily flow of 750,000 gallons. The Water Pollution Control Department staff also maintains approximately 40 miles of sanitary sewer main, 730 manholes, and 6 lift stations.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has recently mandated the city to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows within the collection system. This project will include rehabilitating or replacing over 32 miles of sanitary sewer pipe and over 700 manholes. The project must be completed by 2012 and will cost over $6,000,000. The city will use CWSRF loans, USDA Rural Development grants and loans, and Iowa DED Community Development Block Grants to assist in funding the project.