The Department of Public Works (DPW) serves the residents of Rothschild and is directly tied to the quality of life for the community. The DPW consists of 5 street workers, under the daily direction of the Working Supervisor, who reports to Administrator of Public Works (APW).
The DPW ‘s responsibilities includes, but are not limited to: maintenance of +/- 40 miles of streets, including sidewalk maintenance, snow plowing, and leaf pickup; parks maintenance, buildings and grounds; wastewater and stormwater mains and conveyance; trail maintenance, forestry, and compost activities.
The Water Utility, also a division of the Public Works, is operated and maintained by a lead and assistant water operator, a utility clerk, and managed by the Administrator of Public Works. Currently, the utility supplies water to approximately 1,100 resdiential customers, 200 commercial customers, 30 industrial customers and 15 public authority customers.
Refuse and recycling for residential single family, duplex, 3-unit, and 4-unit facilities are contracted through IROW of Mosinee.
Stormwater & Educational Outreach
The Village of Rothschild Stormwater program is permitted under the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System - otherwise known as an MS4.
The MS4 permits require municipalities to reduce polluted storm water runoff by implementing storm water management programs with best management practices. The MS4 permits usually do not contain numerical effluent limits like other WPDES permits.
Municipal storm water management programs cover a wide array of activities that occur within a municipality. The Village of Rothschild is a member of the North Central Wisconsin Stormwater Coalition, or NCWSC, which encompasses Marathon County; the Cities of Baraboo, Marshfield, Merrill, Mosinee, Schofield, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids; the Villages of Kronenwetter, Rothschild and Weston; and the Town of Rib Mountain have formed the North Central Wisconsin Stormwater Coalition. The Coalition is working to address stormwater issues in North Central Wisconsin. Stormwater is water that accumulates on land as a result of storms and can include runoff from urban areas such as roads and roofs. More information can be found at http://www.ncwrpc.org/NCWSC/.
Rothschild MS4 Annual Report