Public Works Department

The City of Blackduck Public Works Department is responsible for the administration and implementation of several services within the City of Blackduck.  These include street maintenance, water and waste-water services, storm water management, sign maintenance, street lighting, cemetery and parks.  In addition, with the help of the city engineer the department is responsible for implementation of capital improvement projects and management of the equipment replacement program.

The areas of responsibility above require the department to respond to requests for services to the community, coordinate our efforts with County, State and Federal agencies, and above all other things, work with the community in an effort to provide the best possible service available.  Please feel free to contact our department to address any of your questions or concerns.

Mike Schwanke, Public Works Supervisor


2018 Drinking Water Report

The City of Blackduck is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2018. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources.

• Click here to view the report.


Ordinance #215 of the Blackduck City Code, entitled “ESTABLISHING UTILITY RATES AND COLLECTION PROCEDURES” has been amended to codify utility rates and collection procedures by adopting Section 9 "ADJUSTMENTS TO UTILITY BILLS”

• Click here to view the amended ordinance.

Frozen Water Lines Policy and Prevention

Your water lines may be at risk of freezing during prolonged periods of bitter cold if you had issues with frozen water lines last winter.

• Click here to learn more about preventing frozen water and sewer lines, and what to do if your water line freezes.
• Read the Blackduck Frozen Service Line Policy here.

Commonly Requested Forms

• Sewer, Water, and/or Excavation Connection Permit Application
• Utility Billing Form
• Utility Services - Authorization for Direct Payment
• Utility Billing - Landlord-Tenant Agreement
• Water/Sewer Payment Contract

Now Accepting Credit Card Payments

Make payments for utilities, park reservations, and other bills by calling or visiting us in person.

(218) 835-4803
8 Summit Ave NE
Blackduck, MN 56630

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