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Sidewalk Hazard Program 2022

The City will continue with the sidewalk hazard program this year for the NE quadrant. For the past three years the City has been identifying the sidewalk hazards in quadrants, this quadrant will finish the work for this time around. Safe-Step, located out of Hortonville, WI. will be the company that will be identifying the hazards.

They will be surveying hazards and putting blue numbers on the sidewalk in the NE quadrant of the City.

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When Safe-Step comes through this is what it will look like if they have to do a sawcut. A sawcut is when they have to cut a small piece of the sidewalk out and have to just replace a small amount. 

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This is what the sidewalk will look like if they have to replace the whole square of the sidewalk.

View Announcement City Council approves new ward maps

At the City Council meeting on November 9th the City Council approved the second reading of ordinance 21OR005 which establishes the new wards following the 2020 census for the City of Viroqua.  The ordinance below explains the new ward boundaries along with the map.  The new wards will be in affect for the 2022 elections and going forward.

Ordinance 21OR005 – Establishing City Wards based on 2020 census

Wards 36X48

View Announcement Fall 2022 Hydrant Flushing Announcement

2022 Fall Hydrant Flushing

View Announcement Lead Service Laterals Grant Available Citywide

Viroqua Utilities is proud to announce The City of Viroqua has been awarded $202,500 of principal forgiveness funds for the private Lead Service Lateral (LSL) Replacement Funding Program. This means that if your property has a galvanized water service and is a residence or childcare facility, you are eligible to apply. This grant program provides full funding for private side water services. Private side water services are the water pipe that starts at curb stop, near the property line, and goes into the building, ending at the water meter. We encourage you to apply early as all work must be finished by October 31, 2022.  

**** You must FIRST be approved from the city and follow a specific protocol to receive the grant.  ****

Galvanized water lines were historically connected to the watermain by a lead gooseneck, a two-foot section of flexible pipe. Through time, any lead that may have leached from these goosenecks could have attached to the surface of galvanized pipes through the mechanisms of corrosion. The risk of lead exposure is reduced the longer the gooseneck was removed i.e. 30 years ago versus 5 years ago. However, most of the galvanized pipe in the city is at the end of its lifespan and breakdown of galvanized pipe is a concern, potentially increasing the risk again. 

You can tell if you have a galvanized private side water service by looking at the pipe between your water meter and where it exits your property. If the line is brownish/copper in color, it is copper pipe. If it is not metal (often blue), then you have a plastic water service. If it is silver in color, then it is likely galvanized. For information to determine the material of your water service click this link. Removal of internal building plumbing is not a part of this grant. However, it is important to observe the material of the water pipe that goes from your meter into your home plumbing, as well as general home plumbing and fixtures. Plumbing, plumbing fixtures and pipe joint solder is a potential source of lead, particularly in older homes. To find more information on internal plumbing and lead visit https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water or contact your local health department.

Using this link, you can access the Prequalified Plumbers List, Application for Lead Service Replacement, Lead Service Removal Agreement and the LSL Reimbursement Application and other LSL Grant information.

For more information please contact Cheryl Purvis at 608-637-8724, cpurvis@viroqua-wisconsin.com or Sarah Grainger at 608-637-2937 (please leave a message), sgrainger@viroqua-wisconsin.com

View Announcement City Hall is open with some restrictions

City Hall is open for business and are mask friendly.  

Not quite ready to visit City Hall?

Public Meetings: All public meetings will continue to be held virtually until further notice.  Agendas are posted on this website.  

General City Business Residents may still conduct all normal business via phone, email, standard mail, and/or City Hall drop boxes.  For questions, please contact:  Jodie Olson, Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer  608-637-7186 ext. 317  jolson@viroqua-wisconsin.com

For questions regarding building inspections or permits, please contact:  Chad Woodard, Building Inspector GEC  608-697-0493   cwoodard@generalengineering.net

Viroqua Municipal Utilities Utility bill payments can be sealed, labeled with name/contact info, and placed in a drop box at City Hall.  Cash payments made without exact change will be added as an amount due or a credit.  Customers can also submit their payments by mail or set up online bill payment by visiting the City website.  For questions, please contact:  Sarah Kemp, Utility Billing Clerk  608-637-7186 ext. 319 skemp@viroqua-wisconsin.com

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