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Public Works crews flush hydrants each spring and fall once all the streets have been swept. During this time, residents may experience discolored water and it may be helpful to open each faucet in the home, starting with the one closest to the water meter, until the water runs clear.
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Snowmobiles may be ridden on City streets and on White Bear Lake, at speeds reasonable and appropriate for the conditions and not above the speed limits. Snowmobiles may not be ridden on pedestrian trails, in City parks or on private property, unless riders have the written permission of the owner. The one exception is that snowmobiles may be ridden on the unplowed portion of the trail along Stillwater Road. Snowmobiles are not to be ridden between midnight and 6 a.m. except in the case of an emergency.
Please be certain that you know the location of City and County boundaries. Next door, Ramsey County prohibits the operation of snowmobiles anywhere within the County. For information regarding other requirements for snowmobiles and off road recreational vehicles in the City of Mahtomedi, please contact City Hall at 651-426-3344.
The Public Works Department will pick up buckthorn that has been cut and put at the end of the driveways or near the street.
The City forester canvasses the city several times throughout the summer and marks diseased trees, the owner is then provided with information. The City Forester is also available to inspect trees for disease and to answer questions by calling 651-747-3736.
If you have a flickering street light or a street light outage, contact Xcel Energy at 800-960-6235 or use their online reporting form.
Leaves and debris that collect on top of storm sewer grates can create several problems. First, melting snow and rain cannot properly drain and can cause pools of water in streets and yards. Secondly, leaves and debris that are washed into the storm sewer can drastically reduce the quality of lakes and ponds. If you have a storm sewer nearby, please check if from time to time and remove anything that may impede the flow of water.
Mahtomedi's winter parking regulations commence on November 1 and run through April 1. During this time, no vehicles may park on any street from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Parking is also restricted at any time that snow accumulation equals or exceeds 3 inches until the street is cleared of snow.
Any residence or business experiencing a problem with the public sewer system is asked to notify the public works department by calling 651-773-9730 immediately-and before contacting a private drain cleaning service or in the event that the drain cleaning service needs to cut tree roots in the sewer line. Please note that many homeowner insurance policies exclude sewer back-ups and that Mahtomedi is only liable if the back-up was caused by the city's negligence.
Washington County offers a year-round household hazardous waste disposal site located in Woodbury! This site accepts many household hazardous waste items including used motor oil and filters. They also are accepting electronics. Washington County Disposal Directory (Website).
Public Works only removes dead deer from roadways or city right-of-ways. Call 651-773-9730 to report a dead deer only.
For all other dead or sick animals call Washington County Sheriffs Dispatch at 651-439-9381.
The Public Works Department appreciates the assistance of its residents in letting them know about potholes, malfunctioning traffic signals, down street or stop signs or debris in the roadways. Call 651-773-9730 to report these items.
Residents planning to dig posts for fences or decks, do landscaping or gardening, or otherwise disturb or excavate the soil are required to call Gopher State One Call at 811 at least 48 hours prior to commencing work. This is necessary to prevent damage to underground wires, pipes, etc., and most importantly, for personal safety.
Many answers to your snowplowing questions are provided in the Winter Reminders (PDF), Clip and Save Snowplowing/Winter Parking Rules ,or you may call the Public Works Garage at 651-773-9730.
Anyone with a question or concern about a private well or septic system is asked to call the Washington County Health Department at 651-430-6655.
When installing your mailbox, please follow these simple guidelines (PDF) that are required by the U.S. Post Office and City of Mahtomedi: