Public Works consists of a variety of departments that are housed primarily in Public Works Facility and serve the public through public infrastructure including but not limited to water, sewer, and streets. Departments included in Public Works are: Buildings & Grounds, Cemetery, Forestry, Recycling, Solid Waste, Storm Water, Street, Waste Water, and Water Distribution.
As building systems become more complex, it is necessary to have people on staff capable of performing day to day maintenance and to identify problems.
The Chief Facility Operator, supervises the staff of this subdivision.
These employees clean snow from City properties and sidewalks in the Winter, mow City properties in the Summer, maintain the cemeteries, and operate the weed control and vector control programs.
Beginning in 2003, the City established a mosquito suppression program that has been very successful. Employees use a combination of larvicide and adulticide to suppress the numbers of mosquitoes. This year’s efforts have had a very noticeable affect on mosquito numbers.
3411 Public Works Blvd.
Dickinson, ND 58601
In accordance with requests for this information, the city is making available in pdf format, the complete database of the cemeteries in Dickinson. In the database, the Cemeteries are noted with single letter designations. They are:
W = St. Wenceslaus Cemetery
J = St. Josephs Cemetery
P = St. Patricks Cemetery
D = Dickinson City Cemetery
In the early 1980’s, the City assumed responsibility for all cemeteries in the City, including the three one-time Roman Catholic cemeteries. All grave sites in all four cemeteries are in the database in alphbetical order by last name.
Please note: This is a large database and will likely take some time to download, especially with slower Internet connections.
City Forestry personnel monitor conditions of trees in the City in order to control diseases, such as Dutch Elm. Through regular efforts, Dickinson has done an excellent job of controlling Dutch Elm disease.
The City Forestry operation is responsible for maintenance of the City’s urban forest. The City recently assumed responsibility for pruning and when necessary, removal of trees in the City’s right of ways.
Manager: Public Works Director
If your scheduled day falls on one of the following holidays, your pickup will be the Wednesday of that week:
January 4, 2023
January 18, 2023
February 22, 2023
April 5, 2023
May 31, 2023
July 5, 2023
September 6, 2023
November 8, 2023
November 22, 2023
December 27, 2023
If you have any questions, please contact the Recycling Coordinator.
Manager: Recycling Coordinator
Try out our New Dickinson Works App! You can find it in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for Dickinson Works!
Manager: Solid Waste Manager
The City of Dickinson was designated as a MS4 community by the ND State Health Department in 2002. The city is required to develop a Phase II Storm Water Plan. This plan was adopted by the city commission on June 10, 2003.
Manager: Utilities Manager
The City of Dickinson has approximately 350 lane-miles of streets along with parking lots and alleys to clear.
CONTACT US/NOTIFY US OF A CONCERN:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – Noon
You can reach the Public Works Department at
If leaving a message during or after office hours, please leave: Name, contact number, address, and the nature of your request. We will submit a service request on your behalf.
During a storm, please call only when absolutely necessary. The crews are working diligently to clear streets in order of assigned priority. It may take time to get to your street, but we are on our way!!
Things to Remember:
What this means for you:
You can download the Dickinson Works App to get updates sent directly to your phone!
In addition, you can follow the City of Dickinson Facebook Page for updates
Manager: Public Works Director
Snow Removal Priority Map
Snow Emergency Route Map
Snow Removal Route Map
Sidewalks Maintained by the City
Ice and Snow Operations
Winter Operations Plan
Utilities department employs 10 operators that run the Water Distribution, Stormwater collection, and Wastewater collection system. The wastewater collection system collects wastewater from a population of 25,167 people. The city infrastructure consists of 156.5 miles of sewer and 22 lift stations.
The Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) started operation in 2014, and employs four operators. The WRF is a class IV mechanical treatment facility which treats on average 2.5 million gallons of wastewater daily. The wastewater comes from the wastewater collection system. The wastewater is pumped directly to the plant from the influent pump station. The influent pump station is equipped with a rake screen that removes large rags and debris from the wastewater which then is sent to the WRF for treatment. Its treatment process includes:
– Vortex Grit removal
– Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) Reactors
– Final Clarifier
– Ultraviolet Disinfection
– Biosolids Treatment
– Membrane Thickening
– Land applied sludge.
After the treatment process the reuse water is utilized for industrial, agricultural, irrigation and in-plant use. The remaining water is discharged into the Heart River.
We are very pleased to present the City’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. The purpose of this report is to provide information to our customers about the quality of our drinking water and the potential health risks, if any, associated with any detected contaminants. It will also provide access to additional information that will allow you to make informed decisions regarding your drinking water consumption. If you want to access the report must have a current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free downloadable program, loaded on your computer.
Manager: Utilities Manager
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