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 17, 2022
February 21, 2022
April 15, 2022
May 30, 2022
July 4, 2022
September 5, 2022
November 11, 2022
November 24, 2022
December 26, 2022
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: Street Operations Manager
The City of Dickinson has a Class III Waste water Treatment Plant. The city discharges it’s waste water to the Heart River, which is a class 1A stream. The city’s treatment process consists of Pretreatment, Advanced Aeration and a four cell lagoon system.
For years wastewater lagoon systems have provided secondary treatment performance to many small to medium sized communities. The attributes of these processes have been attractive as cost effective options for the treatment of municipal wastewater. The aeration segment in these systems is the most critical component and is the core of their biological treatment process. A lagoon systems ability to aerate the incoming sewage has a direct impact on the level of wastewater treatment it achieves.
An ample oxygen supply in a wastewater pond system is the key to rapid and effective wastewater treatment. Oxygen is needed by the bacteria to allow their respiration reactions to proceed rapidly. The oxygen is combined by the bacteria with carbon to form carbon dioxide. Without sufficient oxygen being present, bacteria are not able to quickly biodegrade the incoming organic matter. In the absence of dissolved oxygen, degradation must occur under septic conditions which are slow, odorous and yield incomplete conversions of pollutants. Under septic conditions, some of the carbon will be react with hydrogen and sulfur to form sulfuric acid and methane. Other carbon will be converted to organic acids that create low pH conditions in the ponds and make the water more difficult to treat. For example, treated ponds designed to biodegrade wastewater pollutants without oxygen often must hold the incoming sewage for six months or longer to achieve acceptable levels of pollution removal.
Manager: Utilities Manager
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