Archive for Public Works

Notice – Bulk Water Rate Correction

To Whom It May Concern,

Effective February 15, 2019, the rate for bulk water sold at the water treatment plant will be $0.25 per 22½ gallons.

The rate for bulk water is set forth in Carlisle Municipal Code 92.03 (2), a copy of which can be seen below and is available electronically at the city’s website: It has come to the attention of city administration that the rate previously charged was not the rate provided for by the code. The rate prior to February 15, 2019 was significantly higher than the rate set in code. As such, the rate will be adjusted on February 15, 2019 to reflect the proper rate.


(Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84[1])

  1. Rate Within the City. Water Service shall be furnished at the following monthly rate for water service within the City: $7.00 per 1,000 gallons of water used. Minimum monthly bill is $7.00. (Ord. 718 – May. 17 Supp.)
  2. Bulk Water Rate. Water shall be furnished at the following rate for bulk water sales at the water treatment plant: $.25 per 221⁄2 gallons.

Any questions, concerns, or comments can be made to City Administrator Deven Markley by emailing or by calling City Hall at 515-989-3224 and asking for Deven.


Deven Markley, City Administrator

Position Opening: Electric Lineman

City of Carlisle, IA. (Des Moines suburb; 4168 est. pop.), seeks full time Electric Journeyman Lineman.

Duties include operating and maintaining an overhead and underground electric distribution system.

Radio reading and servicing meters, substation inspection and maintenance, operating construction equipment. Class (A) CDL driver’s license needed. Salary DOQ. EOE. Send resume to City of Carlisle, 195 N. 1st Street. Carlisle, Iowa 50047 or

For more information please contact Don Miller at (515) 989-0840, or Todd Kielkopf at (515) 989-3224.

Hydrant Flushing Notice

The City of Carlisle Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants beginning April 16th through April 20th 2018. Because of the nature of the work it is not possible to predetermine how long flushing a given area will take. Water Department crews will be flushing between the hours of 7:00 am and 11:00 pm. This work is being done as part of the Water Departments annual water main and hydrant preventative maintenance program.

Customers should be aware of the potential for dirty or discolored water. This is a temporary situation resulting from flushing sediment out of the pipes. The water may also be cloudy or appear white due to air entrapped in the water. All water system customers are cautioned to check the water before use. Should you experience dirty water, simply wait for a period of time and it will clear up. We at the City of Carlisle Water Department apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers and appreciate your understanding.

Anyone having any questions can call City Hall at 515-989-3224.


City of Carlisle School Street Notice to Bidders

Help Wanted–Water/Wastewater Operator

The City of Carlisle is seeking a water/wastewater operator to perform maintenance for the water and wastewater treatment facilities, pump stations, and distribution/collection system including collecting and monitoring samples. Certifications in water and wastewater treatment are preferred, but ability to obtain a minimum of Grade 1 certification in water treatment/distribution and wastewater treatment in an agreed upon timeframe is required. Minimum pay is $17.00 per hour. Applications are available by calling 515-989-3224 or at Carlisle City Hall, 195 N 1st Street, Carlisle, Iowa 50047. For more details, call the number given, or visit Employment Opportunities under the City Hall section of the City of Carlisle website: Send application to City Administrator, City of Carlisle, PO Box 430, Carlisle, Iowa 50047 by 26 February 2018. Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background investigation will be conducted. EOE/AA.

Water Valve Repair on North Side of City

Please be aware that if you live on 2nd Street from Columbia to Market or on 2nd Street to the old Water Tower on Elm Street, your water service could be interrupted temporarily today due to the replacement of a blown water valve. The public works department will work to restore the water service as quickly as possible. Work should be completed by the end of the day.

Thank you for your patience.

City of Carlisle Needs Your Comments!

The City of Carlisle is again seeking federal funding for improvements to the Scotch Ridge Road and Highway 5 intersection. The last time the City asked for comments, the response was overwhelming, but there wasn’t enough funding to give the City the full amount requested.
The City is now asking for the second half of the funding for the improvements. Please click on the link below and submit comments supporting the project.
Please submit comments by clicking here.
Thank you for your support!

17 November 2017 NW Water Main Extension Update

Note: This will likely be the last update for this project.

November 3, 2017 Update, NW Water Main Extension Project

27 October 2017 NW Water Main Extension Project Update