Water Service Lines

City residents and businesses should be aware of the possibility of their water service line freezing during cold-weather months.  The temperature of city water averages around 50 degrees.   Water in   service lines below 40 degrees may freeze.  After letting   your water run for a few minutes, check the temperature of the water from your cold -water faucet.  If it is below 40 degrees, you should consider   letting your water run a steady stream the size of a pencil from a single cold-water faucet. This should help keep pipes from freezing, but please note that you will see an increase in your city bill while dripping.

Citizens should be concerned with the freezing of plumbing in unheated basements or outside walls. In addition,  during the cold-weather months, the frost  in  the  ground  will  continue  to  go deeper,  even  when  the  outside   temperature is rising.   This may cause your service line, whether in the ground or outside your home or business, to freeze.

Continue to monitor the temperature of your water until the city is in an extended warm weather pattern.

For   more   information, please contact our Public Works Director at   (319)   987-2905   or

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Snow Removal

A reminder, per ordinance #136.15 with winter weather, sidewalks and fire hydrants need to be cleaned and cleared within a reasonable time after snowfall has ended.  If the owner fails to do so within a resonable time, the public works director may have the natural ice or snow accumilations removed without notice, and the cost shall be assessed against the property as taxes.  Thank You for your cooperation!

SCAM Alert

There is Scam tht has made a recent appearance, Below is an example. The best way to combat the scam is to make people aware. Thank You.

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Water Rates & Sewer Service Changes Have Increased

**  Water Rates & Sewer Service Changes Have Increased  (Article published on 11/22/17) **

  Just a reminder to all city residents, the new rate increase was put into affect on the November 2017 city bill. The "DS" stands for Debt Service, which is a flat fee for the Barrick Road Water Improvement Project.  This is a fee that is charged to all service lines connected to city water. Please call the City Clerks Office at (319)987-2905 with any questions or concerns.

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** Water Rates & Sewer Service Charges Increasing **  (Article Published on 9/15/15)

The city has and will continue to experience increased operational costs for the city's water and sewer systems, including the purchase of bulk water from Centrral Iowa Water Association, and for the proposed Barrick Road Water Improvement and Sewer Lift Station Installation Projects.  To offset these rising costs, the Council has proposed a 35% increase in water rates and a 20% increase in sewer service charges.  Listed below are the ordinances. 

Ordinance 324

Ordinance 325

Water Comparison Spreadsheet

 

Butler-Bremer Communications

The following notice includes very important information in regards to the Butler-Bremer communications Fiber to the Home project in Janesville and surrounding area. Please read it closely. There are a number of items covered and we apologize for the lenght of the letter but this document attempts to answer a number of questions related to this project. You can return the request form (page 5) to Butler-Bremer - P.O. Box 99, 715 Main Street - Plainfield IA, 50666  or  to the Janesville City Clerk's Office.

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