Lyon County Public Works

Find Lyon County Iowa departments of public works or DPW. Public works departments provide information on public projects, maintenance of parks, buildings, roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, traffic signals, snow removal, public utilities, water treatment and sewage.


Rock Rapids Public Works 401 South 3rd Avenue Rock Rapids IA 51246 712-472-2161


About Lyon County Public Works

Lyon County Public Works Departments (DPW) are Iowa State, Lyon County or local government operations primarily responsible for maintaining and improving the public infrastructure and public properties, and often providing utility services in Lyon County, IA. The Department of Public Works is often organized in divisions based on different physical asset types, such as roads and highways, parks and recreation facilities, and public buildings, or by service area, such as sanitation, water, and sanitary sewer. Additional Lyon County DPW Offices may be established to provide internal services to the department, such as fleet maintenance and engineering services.

You may contact the Department of Public Works for questions about:
  • Lyon County Public Works programs and projects
  • Public Works Commissions in Lyon County, Iowa
  • Roads, Bridges and Highways
  • Lyon County Public Utilities
  • Public Works jobs and employment
Lyon County Road, Bridge & Highway Maintenance

The Lyon County Public Works Administration is responsible for maintenance of roads and highways, maintaining street surfaces through pavement overlay, crack sealing, pothole repair, and curbs. Stormwater drainage is provided through a network of gutters, catch basins, drain inlets, underground culverts, and open channels. Lyon County street sweeping, traffic and pedestrian signals, street signs, public parking areas, and streetlight maintenance are also provided by the Lyon County DPW. During inclement weather, Public Works Departments in Lyon County keep roads and highways clear of snow, ice and other obstructions.

Parks & Recreation Facilities Maintenance

Public Works Departments often have divisions responsible for Lyon County public buildings, parks and recreation facilities. Maintenance activities carried out by a combination of Lyon County Public Works employees and outside contractors.

Lyon County Engineering Dept

Lyon County Engineering Departments design and monitor the construction of streets, sidewalks, bridges, and drainage structures, and ensure public improvement standards are met. They may also provide design services for construction and improvements of Lyon County public buildings or landscape design for parks and recreation areas.

Sanitation & Recycling Programs

Lyon County Public Works Departments may provide sanitation services such as garbage and recycling collection, leaf and yard waste collection and disposal services. Lyon County Public Works Administration may operate water treatment facilities and water distribution systems. They may also operate Lyon County wastewater treatment facilities and the sanitary sewer system that collects wastewater from customers.