The employees of the Village of Rio Public Works department are dedicated to providing safe and efficient services to village residents. Public works employees maintain our streets , provide leaf, grass and brush collection. In addition, the Public Works crew operates and maintains the Village's water and wastewater utilities.
It is a top priority of the Rio Public Works Department to keep Village streets safe for travel throughout the winter months. Residents can help make plowing and salting operations more efficient and effective by following the Village winter parking regulations.. In addition, snow from a driveway or sidewalk may not be deposited on the street. If you encounter an unsafe situation on Village streets, please contact the Rio Public Works Department.
!!! The Village of Rio Sewer Utility Needs Your Help !!!
Recently, the Village of Rio Sewer Utility has experienced an increase in wastewater pumping station malfunctions due to “disposable” cleaning items and wipes entering the wastewater stream. Many cleaning products labeled “disposable” or even “flushable” can cause problems for homeowners and the Village. Disinfecting wipes, Swiffer mop refills, baby wipes, and other products made from similar materials should be disposed of in the trash- never flushed down a toilet. These items do not dissolve or break down after being flushed and can clog household sewer pipes, resulting in an expensive and messy repair and clean-up for a property owner. If these items find their way into the Village’s sewer system, they can clog pipes and pumps in the Village’s sewer pumping stations. This leads to expensive repairs and potential interruptions in sewer service.
Please help ensure the reliable and efficient operation of the Village’s wastewater system by disposing of these products properly: in the trash.
The village contracts with Advanced Disposal for curbside garbage and recycling pickup. Pickup for garbage is every Wednesday and usually begins at 6:00 AM. Pickup for recycling is on alternating Wednesdays. If a holiday is during the beginning of the week garbage pickup will be delayed and pickup will be on Thursday. If your garbage does not get picked up, please call Advanced Disposal at 800-387-0949.
Recycling bins/containers may also be used. Recyclables (Glass, plastic, tin, aluminum, cardboard and newspapers) can be mingled. Do not put loose garbage in 50 gallon drums or other large containers– it must be able to be handled by one person. For large item pickups, contact the Village office, fees may apply.
Municpal Recycling Center
Village residents may use the recycling center located in the Municpal Parking lot at any time. Recyclables should be placed in the marked recycling containers. These containers are to be used for recyclables only- no building materials, furniture, tires or other garbage is permitted.
A cross connection is an unprotected direct (or potential) connection between drinking water piping and a contamination source. This can be as simple as a garden hose that is submerged in a swimming pool, a bucket of detergent, or other contaminated water. Other examples are supply lines connected to boilers, process equipment, or bottom-fed tanks. Under certain conditions, cross connections can allow tainted water to flow backward through the piping system and contaminate drinking water.
These unprotected cross connections are prohibited. The Wisconsin Rural Water Association has made available a brochure explaining what cross connections are and how they can be avoided.
The Village of Rio Water Utility has been granted a rate increase by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC). Water Utility customers will see a 3% rate increase effective January 1, 2016. Click to view the PSC Rate File for this rate adjustment.
DPW Director: Bob Lang
Phone: (920) 992-5454
Fax: (920) 992-6108
Mailing address: 207 Lincoln Ave., PO Box 276, Rio, WI 53960
Office hours: Monday- Thursday 8 am to 4:00 pm
The Clerk/Treasurer's office is closed daily from Noon- 1 pm