Public Works Department

The Oelwein Public Works Department (water, sewer, and wastewater) is responsible for maintenance and repair of the city’s utility infrastructure. It is their duty to maintain a safe and reliable water supply for residents and business alike.

Public Works Department offices are located at 460 7th Avenue SW in the Public Works Complex. water tower


Vic Kane, Superintendent Grade IV Wastewater
 Herb Doudney Grade II Wastewater
 Matt Rogers Grade II Wastewater
Jason Lumbus Grade I Water
Josh Loban Grade I Water
Jerrod Rechkemmer Grade I Water

Strive to provide friendly, courteous service.

Utility Superintendent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. can be reached at (319) 283-1197.

For water or sewer emergencies, after working hours, on weekends or holidays, please call (319) 238-2332.


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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.