Public Works




The Waterloo Public Works Departments is comprised of 79 Employees, across five divisions: Street Department; Sanitation Department; Traffic Operations; Animal Control Services; and the City Fleet Management Department. These divisions provide specialized community services, efficiently and responsibly caring for:

  • 434 centerline miles of roadway
  • 277 miles of sidewalk
  • Rolling stock (vehicles and equipment), including automobiles, mowers, trucks of every description, snowplows, street sweepers, fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars.
  • Provide fuel distribution including Black Hawk County and Waterloo Schools.
  • Installation of energy saving LED lighting
  • Continuous traffic safety improvements
  • 548 pieces of equipment and vehicles combined
Recent Projects:

  • The Planning, Designing and Construction of the Public Works Building
  • The closing of the Yard Waste Site on Easton Ave. and the opening of the current one on Independence Ave.
  • Traffic Safety Improvements along the Washington corridor from Ansborough Ave. to San Marnan Dr.
  • Taking over Animal Control Enforcement and contracting with Cedar Bend Humane Society to board animals.
  • Provided support for volunteer organizations to clean city roadsides and for Operations Spring Green.
  • Provide fuel distribution including Black Hawk County and Waterloo Schools.
  • All departments provided flood support during the flood of September 2016.
  • Install decorative LED lighting on E. and W. 4th St. in downtown area.

Up Coming Projects:

  • Installing temporary signals at the intersection of Greenhill Rd. and Progress Ave.
  • Installation of signals at the intersection of Dubuque Rd. and Osage Rd.
  • Yard Waste Site expansion
  • Fiber optics installation and traffic adaptive system along the San Marnan corridor
  • Continue to study and update Animal Control Ordinance and public education
  • Connecting the bike trail from Washington St. to MLK Dr by making Park Ave. a bicycle friendly street in downtown Waterloo.
  • To continue Traffic Safety Awareness Campaign with Waterloo public and private schools and the online safety education for elementary students.
  • Continue to update street lighting with LEDs.


Contact Info:

Street Department: 291-4267
Sanitation Department: 291-4455 
Traffic Department: 291-4440 
Animal Control: 291-4440 – Option 4 
Fleet Management: 291-4445

These departments are located at 625 Glenwood Street