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Department of Public Works Services For the July 4-7, 2013 Holiday Day Weekend

Service announcement

By - Jul 1st, 2013 05:25 pm

City of Milwaukee government offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day, and again on Friday, July 5th for a mandatory furlough day. However, some Department of Public Works (DPW) services will be available for limited hours of operation and certain parking restrictions will be lifted.

Garbage, Recycling, and Self-Help Centers:

  • There will be no garbage and recycling pick-up on July 4th & 5th
  • Self-Help Centers will be open on Saturday, July 6th & Sunday, July 7th from 7:00 3:00 p.m.

Parking Enforcement:

  • No parking meter enforcement on Thursday, July 4th
  • No night parking enforcement on Thursday, July 4th from 2:00-6:00 a.m. and on Friday, July 5th from 2:00-6:00 a.m.
  • No night parking permission required overnight from July 3-4 and July 4-5

Tow Lot will be open:

  • Thursday, July 4th – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Friday, July 5th – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 6th – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Milwaukee Water Works:

  • 24-hour drinking water service and Emergency Control Center – 286-3710
  • Pay your Municipal Services Bill online at

Bridge Openings & Closings:

In addition, residents should call 414.286-CITY (2489) for other requests. For more information on DPW services, go to

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