Preventing Mosquitoes In & Around the Home

Protect your home against mosquitoes

Protect your home against mosquitoes

  1. Remove standing water where mosquitoes could lay eggs:
    • Eliminate unnecessary water holding containers, especially tires, large cans and bottles.
    • Keep clean water in children's wading pools & drain when not in use.
    • Keep ditches and streams adjoining your property free of grass clippings, garbage, and other debris, which obstruct the natural flow of water.
    • Keep weeds & grass cut short during the summer months. Report vacant lots that are not maintained properly to city officials.
    • Make sure stored boats are covered or water drained out of them completely. Store small boats upside down.
    • Change water in birdbaths, fountains and troughs weekly.
    • Clean roof gutters.
  2. Control mosquitoes inside your home
    • Maintain proper screening for windows and doors.
    • An indoor fogger or spray can be used to kill mosquitos. Mosquitos rest in dark, humid places. Always follow the precautions and instructions on the label.
  3. Protect yourself and others
    • Wear light colored, long pants and long-sleeved shirts when outside.
    • Stay indoors during the evening and early morning hours when mosquitoes are most active.


Valley City Public Works: Mosquito Program

Valley City Public Works will fog for mosquitos throughout the summer. Prior to scheduled application, Public Works will announce upcoming dates in the Times Record and on KOVC stations. Generally, this will occur in the evenings.

Closings & Garbage Schedule: Memorial Day

Office & Transfer Station Closings:

  • Transfer Station will be closed Saturday, May 25 and remain closed on Monday, May 27.
  • City Hall & Public Works will be closed Monday, May 27.

Garbage Schedule: Week of May 27

  • Monday’s route will be picked up on Tuesday, May 28.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday’s route will be picked up on Wednesday, May 29.
  • Regular schedule resumes on Thursday, May 30.

Updated: April 12-13, 2019 Snow Removal

Business, School & Emergency Route Snow Removal, Beginning April 12

Valley City Public Works crews will remove snow from businesses and school areas beginning Friday, April 12 at 12:01 AM. Crews will continue clearing snow until about 12:00 noon on Friday.

Residential Snow Removal, Beginning April 13

As of 3:00 PM Friday, there are about six blocks of windrows still on the streets.  They have gotten wet and sticky and the blower will not blow them.  We are going to leave them until midnight so that they freeze and will be redoing the business then also.  The plows will finish Northwest residential section Saturday morning and continue clockwise until finished tomorrow.

Please use caution on city streets

Both City standing trucks are down and the City will borrow a sanding truck from the county. Please use caution when traveling on city streets, it is better to stay where you are and not travel today.


City of Valley City Recognized for Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance

Public water systems are required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to take many actions to provide safe drinking water.

The SDWA was passed by Congress in 1974 to protect public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking (potable) water supplies. Over the years, there have been a number of changes to the Safe Drinking Water Act. These changes have made it more challenging to maintain compliance. The North Dakota Department of Health issues a Safe Drinking Water Act Certificate of Achievement as one way to recognize the public water systems that satisfied all applicable requirements during the previous calendar year.

In 2018, the City of Valley City complied with all applicable Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. To recognize this accomplishment, the North Dakota Department of Health issued the City of Valley City a Safe Drinking Water Act Certificate of Achievement.

The City of Valley City commends its water system staff, Wade Hesch and Sherry Keys, for a job well done from which its consumers benefited.

City Cleanup Week 2019: May 6 – 10

Attention Valley City Residents – City Cleanup May 6TH through May 10TH

Valley City will conduct its annual residential waste cleanup the week of May 6TH through May 10TH.  The free pickup and disposal is for residential waste only.

Valley City residents are encouraged to clean up, clean off, and clean out their properties.  On your regular garbage pickup day, put all your garbage, including the extra, out in your regular pick up spot by 7:00 AM, and Valley City Public Works will pick it up.  There is no limit on the number of bags, cans, boxes, etc., and no extra charge.  We will pick up general household garbage, couches, chairs, furniture, branches and wood DO NOT BAG OR BOX BRANCHES.  Paints and liquids can be disposed of in a dry, hardened form.  Cat litter, floor dry or sawdust can be used to absorb the liquid.  Empty cans can be left out with garbage. LEFTOVER PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE LANDFILL DURING CLEAN UP WEEK BUT MUST BE DRIED.

Residents may take their appliances to Truck and Auto Salvage or Valley Recycling Center. There may be a fee for refrigeration or freezing units with Freon.

The following items WILL NOT be picked up:

Leaves and grass need to be taken to the collection site at the landfill at no charge.

  • Tires must be taken to the transfer station. The disposal fee cannot be charged, cash only.
  • Batteries may be taken to the salvage yards or Valley Recycling Center.
  • Scrap metal may be taken to Valley Recycling Center.
  • Grass, leaves, yard waste

Help the garbage crews by putting the garbage into boxes, bags or cans not to exceed 32 gallons or 50 lbs.

Note:  Free disposal of grass, leaves, branches, trees, used motor oil and metal can be disposed of at the Transfer Station all year long.

Public Service Announcement: Frozen Pipes

With the long stretch of cold weather, Valley City Public Works is advising…

If you have had your water pipes freeze up in the past, please be sure to let your water service trickle. If you check the temperature of your water, it should not be below 35 degrees. If it is, let the water trick and notify the Public Works office at (701) 845-0380 and we can adjust the bill.

02/12/2019 Snow Removal

VCPW will clear emergency routes beginning Tuesday, February 12 and then move into the residential areas beginning with the Southeast portion of town. Beginning at midnight, VCPW will clear business and school sections and then continue with remaining residential areas.

For more information about snow removal, emergency routes and reminders for property owners, please see our knowledge base article.

Closings & Garbage Schedule: President’s Day

Office & Transfer Station Closings:

  • Transfer Station will be closed Saturday, February 16 and Monday, February 18.
  • City Hall & Public Works will be closed Monday, February 18.

Garbage Schedule: Week of February 18

  • Monday’s route will be picked up on Tuesday, February 19.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday’s route will be picked up on Wednesday, February 20
  • Regular schedule resumes on Thursday,February 21.