Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Spring Hydrant Flushing

hydrant flushing
Biannual Hydrant Flushing

Monday & Tuesday, April 12th & 13th
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, April 14th & 15th
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.

Utility Administrative Assistant

The City of Oelwein is looking for a team oriented, motivated, excellent character individual.

Position requires high school diploma or GED, excellent communication and computer skills. Emphasis on ability to work efficiently with time keeping, work order, various office software programs. Experience working with the public, in a Public Works related field is a plus. Must be organized, have regular attendance, good work ethic, satisfactory performance and pride in completion of related work. Position opened until filled. Detailed job description and application available at www.cityofoelwein.org or City Hall, 20 Second Avenue SW. Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

City Hall Open to the Public

City Hall is now open to the public with limited access.  Social distancing should be observed. 

Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

                                Wednesdays 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 Noon

Open Burning

Fire Chief Mike Hillman has announced residents may burn yard waste beginning April 9, 2021 and ending May 16, 2021.   

Road Closures

Due to frost softening the roads in some areas the following roads have been closed

     300 Block of 8th Street NE - Closed to Traffic
     400 Block of 9th Street NE - One Lane Only
     700 Block of 2nd Street NW - One Lane Only

To report an area of concern please call (319) 283-1197.

6th Street NE Closure

Beginning Monday, March 8, 2021 Fayette County will be closing a portion of 6th Street NE (from 8th Avenue NE east approximately 1500') in an attempt to prevent extensive damage to the road surface.   

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.