Public Works

What is Public Works?  Each Municipality defines and includes different governmental functions in defining the term so that makes it somewhat problematic.  Most Iowa Cities would define Public Works as “Public Works is the combination of physical assets, management practices, policies, and personnel necessary for government to provide and sustain structures and services essential to the welfare and acceptable quality of life for its citizens”.

 Webster City, like other Cities in Iowa, generally provides certain services, owns the facilities, and is funded through taxation and/or utility fees.

 The services/facilities the City of Webster City owns and maintains are:

  • The water system, including the wells, treatment plant and distribution system with two water towers;
  • Sanitary sewer system, including the sanitary sewer mains to the wastewater treatment plant and the plant itself;
  • Storm water mains taking storm water to river;
  • Electric utility, a percentage from Neal 4 generation plant to Webster City corporate limits then to customer’s meters, in addition to a “dark fiber” loop within the city;
  • Streets and alleys within the corporate limits, excluding Highway 20.


Matt Alcazar
400 2nd Street
Webster City, IA  50595