Highway 10 Road Work

As you may have noticed, the westbound ramp onto Highway 10 at Churchill Street is closed and will be until October 11th.  This is closed as the Wisconsin DOT does work to prepare for a bridge replacement projected scheduled for 2020 on the Highway 10/County Road E bridge.  To learn more about this project and closings you may visit this website.  https://projects.511wi.gov/uw10bridge/


Waupaca Water Utility’s Annual Flushing Program

The Waupaca Water Utility’s Annual Flushing Program will be done during the week of September 22 – 27, 2019 during the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., and September 30 – October 4, 2019 during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This flushing of the water mains will remove most of the natural minerals such as iron that are harmless, but will discolor the water. If you see our staff working in your area, use as little or, if possible, no water for one-half to three quarters of an hour to insure that the water has settled down and that the discoloration is not drawn into your home’s water system. Should you find discoloration, stop using water, wait one-half to three quarters of an hour, then draw off the discolored water through the cold water only.

Overnight Parking Permits

A City of Waupaca ordinance requires anyone parking in the public parking lots between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. to purchase a parking permit. The permits are available for purchase starting September 23rd for the period ending September 30th of the following year. The cost of the permit is $120.00 for the year. Please stop at City Hall, located at 111 S. Main St., Waupaca, to fill out the application & obtain the parking permit. For more information please call
(715) 258-4411.

Residential Lots for Sale

The City of Waupaca is seeking parties interested in the purchase of vacant residential lots located within two prominent subdivisions in the city. This is a rare opportunity for builders and developers to obtain land minutes from downtown shopping, schools and major area employers. Buffalo Ridge is a five minute walk away from Cary Pond, while Woodland Estates is in the process of becoming an arising neighborhood on the North side of the downtown corridor. Buffalo Ridge Subdivision only has one lot left for sale while Woodland Estates has nineteen. The zoning of both subdivisions is classified as R-1 Single Family. Please refer to the City of Waupaca Zoning Code online here for specifications regarding the R-1 Zoning District.  Design standards and buyer requirements are listed on the lot fliers attached.

Buffalo Ridge Lot   |   Woodland Estate Lots

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kathy Kasza, Finance Director

Driveway Permits Now Required

Did you know that if you want to add, replace, or fix your driveway within road right-of-way you would need a permit?  A permit application can be found on the City of Waupaca website at: https://www.cityofwaupaca.org/resident-services/applications-permits/ or copies are available at Waupaca City Hall, 111 S. Main Street.  This permit holds a zero dollar fee, but must be completed and approved before any driveway improvements within public right-of-way can occur.  Please see municipal ordinance 8.11 or call Waupaca Public Works at 715-258-4420 for more information.

Chickens within the City Limits

As there has been an expanded interest in raising backyard chickens within the City of Waupaca, the Common Council adopted an ordinance to allow five (5) chickens in R-1 and R-2 District.  The ordinances requires a permit be issued by the Community and Economic Development Department and renewed annually. Residents can visit the City of Waupaca’s website at https://www.cityofwaupaca.org/resident-services/applications-permits/ for the application and ordinance for keeping of chickens in R-1 and R-2 districts.

The City of Waupaca is aware there are currently residents housing chickens on their properties. These residents have until December 31, 2016 to come into conformity with the chicken ordinance. Questions regarding the chicken ordinance should be directed to the City Code Compliance Manager at 715.942.9914.   


Wisconsin Crime Alert Network

The Waupaca Police Department wants to remind citizens and businesses of a state wide crime alerting network called WCAN (Wisconsin Crime Alert Network). The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network (WCAN) is a statewide program that links law enforcement agencies with the business community and the public in a partnership to fight crime. WCAN is a highly effective program which can help prevent crime and aid in the apprehension of criminals. WCAN allows law enforcement agencies to send out crime alert bulletins rapidly, to the business community and to the general public, whenever a crime or suspect may affect citizens or their businesses. WCAN provides a rapid, cost-effective means of communication between law enforcement agencies and the community we serve.

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This program provides for the inspection of plumbing facilities in all industrial, commercial, governmental and residential water customers in the city.  Cross connections to the city potable water system are potential sources of contamination and need to be identified and corrected.  This program will provide that through onsite inspections.  There is no cost for the inspection and each inspection takes less than 45 minutes on average for a commercial, governmental and industrial property and 10 minutes for residential.


Starting in May, 2012, Hydro Designs Inc. will send postal notices and begin to perform the initial inspections of commercial, governmental and industrial buildings throughout the City to detect actual & potential cross connections and make recommendations for the installation of DNR mandated backflow prevention devices or assemblies where necessary. This will help ensure that contaminated or polluted water cannot backflow into clean city drinking water.  City Water Department crews will begin the same inspection process for city residential water users.


Your cooperation with the inspectors is greatly appreciated to help keep our city drinking water system safe.


Learn more about the Cross Connection Control Program


For more information call:

Craig Wolf,  HydroDesigns, Inc. at (612) 850-8939

John Edlebeck, City of Waupaca Director of Public Works at (715) 258-4420