Public Works

Finding Solutions Today and Planning for Tomorrow

The Public Works Department is responsible for promoting safe and environmentally sensitive development within the community, as well as planning and overseeing the construction of streets, sidewalks, and other public utilities. In addition to future planning, this department is also responsible for identifying and correcting safety and functional deficiencies in existing roadways and infrastructure systems. In order to accomplish these tasks, the Public Works Department has been organized into the following divisions:

Engineering / GIS

Explore the Engineering/GIS division.


Find out more about Oskaloosa streets.

Report a Pothole or Sidewalk Hazard.

Road Closures

Road and Sidewalk Improvement Projects

Water, Stormwater and Wastewater Service

Oskaloosa's water, stormwater and wastewater utilities are operated by the Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department.  Oskaloosa Water is located at 1208 South 7th Street and can be contacted at (641) 673-8476.  Contact or visit this office to sign up for service or for service-related questions.  Online utility billing for water/sewer customers is available at

EPA Brownfields Grant

With respect to future development, the City of Oskaloosa has taken a large step forward by completing a total of $1,000,000 in EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant since 2014. The City is currently working on $300,000 in grant funding awarded in 2023. Follow the link above to learn more about what these grants mean for our community.