The Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Village’s infrastructure. Some of the DPW’s responsibilities include weekly collection of residential and commercial recycling and refuse, seasonal collection of brush and yard debris, maintaining public grounds and sidewalks, pruning village trees, and plowing and sweeping streets and sidewalks.
Staff at the Wastewater Treatment Plant monitor the Village’s storm water and sanitary sewer systems. Wastewater treatment is the cleaning of used water and sewage so that it can be safely returned to the environment. Wastewater comes from homes, industries, and ground run-off. The average person may generate 50-100 gallons of wastewater a day!
The Village of Scottsville, Department of Public Works, and Wastewater Treatment Plant encourage all residents and businesses to consider their impact on the environment during the course of daily life. We are constantly faced with decisions and options when it comes to recycling, home and yard maintenance, garbage disposal, water usage, and energy efficiency. Here are some eco-friendly tips that are good for the earth, easy to do, and often save money:
- Consider composting when working in your garden. Backyard composting is widely regarded as a great, eco-friendly alternative for leaves, grass clippings, and small brush. For more information, go to www.compostguide.com.
- Be more conservative with your water usage. When watering your garden or yard, water in the early morning or evening.
- Everything that goes down the storm sewers flows into the Oatka Creek! Please do not pour used motor oil, old paint or thinner, gasoline, or other harmful agents into the storm drains. This also applies to washing your car.
For additional information about garbage, lawn debris, or recycling collection, please refer to your recycling calendar.