The Public Works Department is responsible for repairs and maintenance of city streets, pedestrian/bike path, municipals buildings, reading, repairs and maintenance to water meters, beautification to City Parks (Shue’s Pond, City Beach, and Tot-Lot), cemetery, snow plowing, street patching, municipal parking lots, traffic signs, street signs, pavement markings, catch basis, storm sewers, and repairs and maintenance to distribution system.
Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday (Fall-Spring)
Summer Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday
Location: 15889 W. 3rd St. Hayward, WI 54843
Mailing: PO Box 969 Hayward, WI 54843
John McCue, Public Works Director
John Metcalf II, Public Works Foreman
Brent Kuczenski, John Hutchison, and Matt Carey – Laborers
Online Water & Sewer Payments (debit or credit card only)
– Additional fees will apply. The system cannot lookup account information must input at time of payment.
Land Use/Building Permit:
Note: Uniform Dwelling Code Permit required for new one-and 2-family dwellings, manufactured homes, recreational dwellings, foundations for dwelling units, all additions, building alterations (over $1,000,000) and garages/accessory buildings over 500 sq. ft.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Steven J. Boss, Boss Inspection, Inc.
PO Box 500; Hayward, WI 54843
Forms & Information
Land Use Permit Application (form used for buildings, additions, alterations, fence, deck, etc)
Land Use fill-in form (fill-in & print) (Building Permit online fillable form, then print and submit with fees)
Land Use Fee Schedule
Utility Right-of-Way Permit
Sign Permit Application
Sign Ordinance #467
Sawyer County Fire Number Application
Water Supply System
The water supply system is owned and operated by the City of Hayward. The system is composed of 3 groundwater wells, 1 elevated storage tank, 1 standpipe, 300 hydrants, and 30 miles of water main.
Wells: Well #6 and #8 both draw from a sandstone aquifer. Well #7 is screened and draws from a sand and gravel aquifer. All three wells discharge directly into the distribution system.
Well #6 was constructed in 1996. It has a 15 hp submersible pump with a capacity of 100 gpm.
Well #7 was constructed in 2006. It has a 100 hp submersible pump with a capacity of 1000 gpm; however it is throttled to 800 gpm.
Well #8 was constructed in 2006. It has a 125 hp submersible pump with a capacity of 1500 gpm; however it is throttled to 1000 gpm.
Chemical Addition: Liquid polyphosphate is added to Well #7 and Well #8 to sequester elevated levels of iron and manganese and also for corrosion control of lead and copper in the distribution system. Liquid sodium hypochlorite is injected into the discharge piping of all 3 wells as a disinfectant.
Storage: A 150,000-gallon elevated storage tank and a 500,000-gallon standpipe provide storage and pressure for the distribution system. The elevated storage tank was constructed in 1971. The interior and exterior of the elevated storage were last painted in 2003. The standpipe was constructed in 1998. The structure is made of glass-lined steel panels.
Waste Water Treatment Plant
All of the City’s domestic wastewater is collected through 28 miles of sanitary sewer mains and enters the main lift station. From there it is pumped through a force main approximately four miles to the Treatment Plant site.
The Hayward Waste Water Treatment Plant is an aerated lagoon type treatment plant with effluent disposal through either seepage cells or forestland spray irrigation. The aerated lagoon and seepage cell system were constructed in the early 1980’s. The spray irrigation land disposal system began operation as an emergency system in 1992 and was modified and formally approved as part of the normal system operation in 1995.
The aerated lagoon consists of two lagoons divided with floating curtain baffles to create a total of four individual treatment cells. The seepage cell is used as the normal effluent disposal method during cold weather.
The spray irrigation system consists of an irrigation pumping station which delivers treated effluent to 39 spray guns. The effluent is sprayed on forest land that was clear cut in the early 1990’s and is predominately natural re-growth poplar trees. There are four spray guns that operate simultaneously for a total of eight hours Monday through Friday.
Eight groundwater monitoring wells are sampled and analyzed for groundwater quality at the seepage cell and spray irrigation site.
The WPDES permit establishes effluent limitations for the treatment/disposal system and includes requirements and schedules for submittal of special reports related to the system.
The Treatment Plant had modifications made to it in 2005. This included the removal of sludge from both lagoons, a replacement of the aeration system, new influent and effluent flow meters and a composite sampler. A fine screen was installed at the main lift station in 2008.
Certified Operators: John McCue & John Metcalf II
Office Phone: 715-634-4612
The City of Hayward maintains the distribution system by flushing hydrants twice a year in May and October.
At this time – you may experience periods of low pressure and discolored water. Ahead of time, refrigerate a few gallons of tap water to be used for cooking or drinking if the water should become discolored during flushing. If the water is not discolored, it is completely safe for use. If you should experience discolored water, open the cold water tap until it clears. You should refrain from doing any laundry until you are sure the water has cleared.
Spring & Fall Cleanup
The City of Hayward does its annual clean up of leaves and needles in the Spring and Fall.
The City will only pick up leaves, pine needles, lawn clippings and brush. Leaves, needles and lawn clippings must be piled separately from brush. DO NOT bag or put leaves in containers. Brush must be kept separate and stacked orderly – 8′ maximum length with diameter not to exceed 4″. Tree limbs from trees that have been trimmed will be allowed. However, entire trees taken down are the responsibility of the property owner. Garbage, trash and/or building & remodeling debris will not be accepted. You must make your own arrangements to dispose of these items. Any piles not in compliance with the above will not be picked up.
Please Note: Residents are asked to separate brush from leaves/lawn clippings, however only one pile of each will be allowed per residence. City Crews will not pick up a bunch of small piles on property.
Sidewalk Snow Removal
The City of Hayward regulates the removal of snow and ice from all city sidewalks. Ordinance #113 states, as the property owner or occupant you are responsible for the sidewalk which crosses your property. Following a snowfall, you have 48 hours to clear the snow from the sidewalk. If the sidewalks are not cleared, the Director of Public Works will issue a warning. Failure to follow the warning, the city will clean your sidewalk and owner of the property will be responsible for all costs. A complete copy of the ordinance can be obtained at City Hall
There shall be no parking between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the following streets within the City of Hayward:
– Main, between Railroad Street and West Fifth Street
– Kansas Avenue, between US Highway 63 and East Fifth Street
– Dakota Avenue, between Highway 63 and West Fifth Street
– Second Street, between Kansas Avenue and Dakota Avenue
– Third Street, between Kansas Avenue and Dakota Avenue
– Fourth Street, between Kansas Avenue and Dakota Avenue
– Fifth Street, between Kansas Avenue and Dakota Avenue, except for those designated parking spaces located along the southeast side of Fifth Street, between Main and Kansas Avenue
Parking of motor vehicles on the streets within the City of Hayward from the first day of November of each and every year to the 15th day of April of the subsequent year shall be allowed only on the odd numbered side of the street on odd numbered days and on the even numbered side of the street on the even numbered days, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Ordinance #437 & #446 regulated parking within the City.
Anyone planning excavation or construction activities of any kind is required by State law to contact Digger’s Hotline at 1-800-242-8511, to request that the underground utilities be located at least three days before any digging begins.
Click here to go to Diggers Hotline Website.
The City of Hayward is a “one-call” community, which means by calling a single number, all of the utility companies will come to the site and mark their underground facilities. To help identify the specific utility and prevent damage to underground lines, the following uniform color code system has been adopted:
Red – Electric Power Lines
Yellow – Gas Lines
Orange – Communication Lines (Telephone & Cable TV)
Blue – Water Lines
Green – Sewer Lines
Pink – Temporary Survey Markings
White – Proposed Excavation
(Colored lettering or stripe corresponds to the planned utility)