Monday to Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This number is answered 24/7
To protect the City's water supply, all Cottage Grove water mains are flushed in the spring and fall. Public Works Department employees flush the water mains by opening each of the 1300 plus fire hydrants in Cottage Grove. The sudden rush of water loosens and removes accumulated mineral deposits from the lines. This process often causes discoloration of your water in the home. If you are experiencing water discoloration it is recommended that you run all your cold water taps in your home until the water runs clear again.
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Please follow the link below if you need assistance from the Public Works Department or call 651-458-2808. This number is answered 24/7 in case of an emergency.
Boulevard Tree Trimming
Each year a portion of Cottage Grove is chosen to have the Boulevard trees trimmed. Boulevard trees on the list and located in the City’s right-of-way will be trimmed beginning in December (weather permitting). The boulevard, typically 10 to 15 feet from the curb to the property line, is part of the street right-of-way. Residents are asked to remove holiday lights on boulevard trees to eliminate safety hazards or damage to the lights.
Reminder - Nov. 1 through March 31, the Cottage Grove Winter Parking Ban is in effect. For more information please click here!
The Public Works Streets division will begin snow removal when there is two inches or more of accumulated snow in the City. The process of snow removal from City streets, walking trails and sidewalks takes anywhere from six to eight hours to complete to ensure city residents safe traveling conditions. All of the Public Works divisions including Utilities, Parks Maintenance and Fleet Maintenance assist the Streets division in snow removal to ensure the quickest and safest snow removal for the City’s residents.
Spring Road Weight Restrictions
MnDOT limits truck weights to prevent damage to roads weakened during the spring thaw. Beginning and ending dates for spring load restrictions will be established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change. Actual dates will be posted here when they are determined by the State.
Spring Cleanup Day
The annual spring cleanup day is held once per year on the first Saturday in May at the Public Works located at 8635 West Pt Douglas Rd. Check back for more information.
Public Works Open House
The next Public Works Open House will be in the fall of 2019
Cottage Grove residents of all ages are invited to enjoy displays and demonstrations of Public Works big rigs, snow plows, dump trucks, tractors and mowers. Also enjoy a hayride, inflatable bouncers, balloon animals, face painting and food. There will be several area vendors on location with plenty of freebies!