Hwy 35 Road Closure for Sewer Main Repair

June 3, 2019 By Fountain City

The City of Fountain City will be repairing and replacing sewer and water lines on a portion of our utilities on the north end of town. Highway 35 with be CLOSED nearest the Army Corps of Engineers from June 10th, 2019 to approximately July 3rd, 2019. With a project of this size we hope everything goes smoothly so that we are able to stay within that time frame however we are dealing with very old lines in bad shape.

There will be no thru traffic in this location. The WI Department of Transportation always routes highway detours on a HWY to HWY basis so the official detour route from the north is HWY 35 to HWY 37 to HWY 10 to HWY 93 to HWY 95. This is the best route for large vehicles. There are many other township and county roads that will shorten the detour but is NOT recommended for large vehicles.

We understand this will be a large inconvenience to all traffic but there is no other option for the type of repairs needed. We love living on the beauty of the Mississippi River and bluffs but “close quarters” of a river community does impact where utility services can be located and therefore impacts other areas when repairs are needed. Our contractors will be working as quickly as they can but many factors will contribute to the timeframe.

You can contact City Hall or any member of council with inquiries. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Bobbi Farrand
(608) 386-2148

Cheryl Braatz
1st Ward Alderperson 
(218) 393-3051

Sol Simon
1st Ward Alderperson
(608) 863-5342

Tyler Kulig
2nd Ward Alderperson
(715) 533-3951

Barb Schmidtknecht
2nd Ward Alderperson
(507) 450-2405

Gwen Katula
2nd Ward Alderperson
(507) 459-5547

2019 Gypsy Moth Spray MapThe WI Dept. of Agriculture, Trade & ConsumerProtection (WI-DATCAP) has advised that aerially spray for gypsy moth inBuffalo County is continuing. 5,183total acres in Buffalo County will be treated at two spray sites. WI-DATCAP has completed spraying 458 acres of Bacillus thuringiensis sub sp.kurstaki (Btk) at one site and will be spraying mating disruption on a total of 4,725 acres across one site. The current dates for mating disruption treatments are between June 25th, 2019 – July 17th, 2019with no spraying occurring over the week of  4th of July (July 1st – July 7th). You can find more information on the type of products we will be using and general information on the gypsy moth program in the following factsheet links:


Program Overview

Gypsy Moth

Aerial Treatments

Mating DisruptionInformation


If you have any questions, feel free to call or e-mail WI-DATCAP at 1-800-642-6684 or gypsymoth@wisconsin.gov


  Household Hazardous Waste (Clean Sweep)

Buffalo County holds a “Clean Sweep” event every two years, with the next one anticipated in 2020. Below is information on Eau Claire County’s program, and WRR Environment Resources on Hwy 93 in Eau Claire will also take household hazardous waste on an ongoing basis, but an appointment is required, and there is a cost factor, depending on what is being disposed of.

Also below is a link to the listing of all 2019 Clean Sweep programs in the State for reference.


Clean Sweep Events
WRR Environmental Services
5200 Ryder Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701


Events are held on the second Saturday of May, July, September and November each year.
Hours 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Materials accepted at no fee include:
• Household cleaners
• Pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers
• Paint (oil-based), thinners, varnish

Materials accepted for a fee include:
• Aerosol cans
• Anti-freeze
• Dry cell batteries
• Latex paint

For more information, visit the Eau Claire County website.


Buffalo County News Flash

To find out more... click the images below

June 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
26 27 28 29 30 31 01
02 03 04 05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 01 02 03 04 05 06
View All