Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Fall Hydrant Flushing

Oelwein Utility Department has announced they will begin flushing of the hydrants as follows:hydrant flushing

Monday & Tuesday, Oct 28th & 29th

NW: From 13th Ave to the viaduct & south of 2nd street from 4th Ave to North Fred.
This includes residents of 2nd St.

NE: South of 3rd St from North Fred to 3rd Ave & West of 3rd Ave from 3rd St to Charles.
This does not include residents along 3rd St but does include residents along 3rd Ave.

SE: West of 3rd Ave from Charles to 281.
This does include residents along 3rd Ave.

SW: All areas

Wednesday & Thursday, Oct 30th & 31st
NW: North of 2nd street from Great Western to North Fred.
This does not include residents along 2nd St.

NE: North of 3rd St from North Fred to Outer Road & East of 3rd Ave from Charles to 9th St.
This does include residents along 3rd St but does not include residents along 3rd Ave.

SE: East of 3rd Ave from Charles to 7th St.
This does not include residents along 3rd Ave.

Flushing will began each day at 7:00 AM and continue until 3:30 PM
Residents are asked not to wash clothes both days of flushing due to rust being stirred up in the water.
Residents then should check both their hot and cold water before washing clothes to see if the water quality has returned to normal.

Fall Burn Dates Set

fireThe open burning dates for the City of Oelwein have been scheduled to begin Saturday, October 19, 2019 and continue through Sunday, November 17, 2019. This time period is set aside for the open burning of natural yard waste, limbs, leaves, etc., on the property in which it grew. Care should always be taken that you have a hose set up by the fire. Windy days must be avoided. Also, remember it is never legal to burn furniture, garbage, building material and plastic.

Position Available

The City of Oelwein is looking for a team oriented, motivated, excellent character individual.  Emphasis on abilities, certifications and experience in plumbing, electrical & electronic control wiring, water & sewage treatment, automotive light & heavy duty truck technician, cement flat work and underground utilities.  Position will work as assigned in operations, repairs, installations and maintenance of wastewater, water treatment, water distribution and sewer line collection systems, city streets and storm sewer.  Requires High School diploma or GED, regular attendance, good work ethic, satisfactory performance and pride in completion of related work.  Must submit to pre-employment physical and pass mandated alcohol and drug testing for acquisition of Iowa CDL.  Position open until filled.  Detailed job description and application available at City Hall, 20 2nd Avenue SW.  Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.  

Downtown Development Assistance Available

The City of Oelwein is providing forgivable loans for improving the downtown properties.  These loans are five years in term and will be forgiven each year.  Funding can range from $5,000 to$50,000.  Any loan over $25,000 must include improvements for upper story housing.  The city will have $75,000 to allocate annually.  All downtown property owners are encouraged to apply.  The full presentation can be viewed here.

History of Oelwein

The town of Oelwein was laid out in a corn field purchased from G.A. Oelwein on the coming of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railroad (later called the Rock Island) in 1872. Some years later... Read More

Contact Us

 (319) 283-5440
 (319) 283-4032
 20 2nd Ave. S.W.