The City maintains 90.3 miles of streets and approximately 30 miles of storm sewer. Maintenance includes: Patching and repairing of both, asphalt and concrete streets; repairing curb, gutter, catch basins and storm sewers; street sweeping; repairing and replacement of sidewalks; tree trimming; snow removal; and repair of City maintenance equipment. These accounts include new streets, curb and gutter, and sidewalks, which are in turn assessed back against property owners. Refuse and garbage collection is provided to all residents. Recyclable products are collected through a recycling contractor. The airport is also maintained by the Public Works Department, which consists of mowing, snowplowing, repair and upkeep. The Public Works Department also maintains the Lake Tomah Dam and mowing of the Industrial Parks.



PLEASE READ the link below for information reguarding garbage and recycling information. 

Notice updated 05/19/2020: 


 Recycling Update 05/19/20

Garbage and Recycling During Covid-19


The Public Works crew may be cutting down ash trees in your neighborhood. There are many dead and dying ash trees in the boulevards, which need to be removed. If you have any questions or concerns with the tree removal, please call 608-374-7430


Excess recycling, which does not fit into recycling cart, may be taken to Modern Disposal. Please call to find cost and fees that may apply. Modern Disposal is located at 800 Townline Rd., Tomah. They can be reached at 608-372-7897.


Please help us keep our storm sewers and Lake clean by not blowing grass clippings into the streets.


Helpful Links:


Holiday Garbage Route 2020

Recycling Schedule 2020



Mailbox Replacement Policy

Snow and Ice Removal

Cart Assistance Program

Excavation Permit

Minutes and Agendas





Public Works & Utilities Office Staff

                         Kirk Arity                                    Samantha Linehan

                           Director                                  Adminstrative Assistant


                                                     Kim Lambert

                                   Public Works & Utilities Bookeeper


Contact Information

Public Works and Utilities Office
819 Superior Avenue (First Floor)
Tomah, WI 54660
Public Works Ph: (608) 374-7430
Utilities Ph: (608) 374-7431

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm