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Wauwatosa Public Works Department
7725 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
One of the city's largest service divisions, the Public Works Department of Wauwatosa is split into five divisions:More Engineering, Fleet Maintenance, Operations, Parks and Forestry and Traffic and Electrical. The department employs more than 100 staff members, including many seasonal employees. To cover its operating costs, the department has a 12 million dollar yearly budget and a 3.5 million dollars annual capital budget. The Public Works Department's administrative offices are located in City Hall.
Casey Architectural Specialities
202 N 110th St, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Casey Architectural Specialities is a small architectural contractor. Working from a private residence, Casey works forMore larger firms on a freelance basis. This office is not open to the public.
Wauwatosa Public Works Operations, Drop-off and Recycling Center
11100 W Walnut Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Many residents casually refer to it as "the dump," and city workers call it "the yard," but the city's Public WorksMore Operations Center is really a complex of facilities that makes the city tick and also an institution offering quality of life to Tosa residents.

City operations based here include the staff and equipment necessary to maintain streets, sewers, lighting and more. Garbage collection is handled here, and Tosa residents can drop off most kinds of waste and recyclable materials. Residents can also pick up, for free, processed compost for their gardens and firewood for a cozy evening. A permit for year-round use of the Drop-off Center is available for $20 at the nearby office. A one-time day permit costs $5.

Wauwatosa Water Department
7725 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Through the Wauwatosa Water Department, headquartered at City Hall, the city provides residents and businesses withMore an ample supply of high quality water for public health and sanitation. The utility meets citywide water demands by regular evaluations of utility assets, effective loss prevention and maintenance programs and daily operational efficiency.

Since a 1963 agreement with the Milwaukee Water Works, the city has used treated Lake Michigan water. Previously, the utility used groundwater as its source. In addition to providing water for daily residential, commercial and industrial use, the Water Department also maintains more than 2,000 public fire hydrants for fire protection throughout the water distribution system.

Wauwatosa Public Library
7635 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Wauwatosa Public Library is located on W North Avenue and serves more than 50,000 residents with a large collection ofMore books, music, newspapers, magazines, sculpture, video recordings and online databases. In addition, the library offers a myriad of services and programs for all ages including educational programs, book discussion groups, poetry readings and author/book signings. The Firefly Gallery features work by local artists. To obtain a library card, residents of Milwaukee County must bring in one form of ID with their current address. Please check the online calendar for the most up-to-date event listings. 
Arte and Painting Studio
7511 Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Arte and Painting Studio offers a fresh twist on art lessons by serving beer and wine to its attendees. Visitors orderMore their drinks, and then work with a skilled artist to create a unique piece of art. Arte offers a monthly calendar of open-to-the-public events (though reservations are required), each with its own theme, as well as private parties and off-site events. Day-time, alcohol-free classes are also available for kids. 
Wauwatosa Parks and Forestry Division
7300 Chestnut St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Parks and Forestry is responsible for installing and maintaining trees and landscaping on city property, includingMore the thousands of trees that line city streets. Parks and Forestry also manages Hart and Webster parks.

You can visit the parks office in Hart Park to get a permit for games, parties and other events at park facilities. This office can also grant permits for the senior center, Muellner Building rental hall, the curling rink and athletic fields at Hart Park.

Parks and Forestry is a division of the Public Works Department and is guided on policy by both the Common Council and the advice of the Board of Parks and Forestry Commissioners.

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