Posted On February 20, 2015

On Tuesday, February 24th, MidAmerican Energy will be closing the southbound lane of Hammond Avenue from E. San Marnan Drive to Southtown Drive to allow them to locate a gas main to provide an exact location of the main for the design of a sanitary sewer project. It is recommended that traffic wanting to go south on Hammond Avenue follow E. San Marnan Drive to Alexandra Drive to Southtown Drive to Hammond Avenue. This closure may last through Wednesday, February 25th.

Posted On February 20, 2015


A Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by the City of Waterloo, on or about May 15, 2015. The One-Year Action Plan includes an application for about $1,128,646 in Federal Community Development Block Grant funds and $18,200 in Program Income and recaptured funds. The plan also includes an application for about $377,585 in Federal HOME funds and Program Income and recaptured funds of approximately $38,254. All dollar amounts are subject to change. The program year for which the funds are intended begins July 1, 2015. The funds will be used for a variety of activities including public services, housing rehabilitation, emergency repairs, new construction, rental deposit assistance, and public facilities improvements.

None of the activities will cause displacement of persons or businesses from their present location. In the event such displacement would occur, an Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan has been developed outlining assistance available. This plan will also be available for public review in the Community Development Office.

The Community Development Board approved a proposed budget on February 17, 2015 which is posted on our website at A 30-day public comment period will begin March 2, 2015 and end on March 31, 2015. Comments will be incorporated into the final document submitted to HUD.

Comments and/or questions may be directed in writing to Rudy D. Jones, Community Development Director, Community Development Board, Carnegie Annex - Suite 202, 620 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50703, phone (319) 291-4429, or by email:

Posted On February 17, 2015

Community Conservation Workshop Eco-Tips for saving money, energy and resources! Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 pm Waterloo Center for the Arts PDF Flyer »

Learn how to save money while being more energy and resource efficient in and around your home! From your furnace to your yard, there are several ways energy, soil, water and even food waste can be used more economically.

Topics covered will include home energy audits, economical ways to insulate your home, proper chemical disposal, the value of food waste and composting, soil quality restoration, native plants, rain garden installation and funding sources for water quality projects.

Check out the booths from Rainscaping Iowa, Black Hawk County Soil and Water Conservation District, Green Iowa, Waste Trac, UNI Tall Grass Prairie Center and more! Refreshments will be served.

For additional information please contact Ashley Kittle at
(319) 296-3262 ext.304

Posted On January 29, 2015


The City of Waterloo has moved its Sanitation Department administrative operations from the Waste Management Services offices on Easton Avenue to the Public Works facility located at 625 Glenwood Street.

Customers with any questions regarding garbage collection, recycling, yard waste or the scheduling of bulk item pick-ups should contact the Sanitation Department at 291-4455 or visit the Public Works facility.

All Sanitation Department functions previously coordinated at Waste Management Services are now being administered from the Glenwood Street location. Hours of operation at Public Works are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays).

Posted On December 29, 2014

The Waterloo Building Inspection Department offers Residential Contractor Exams for those who want to become a licensed contractor with the City of Waterloo.

Available Exam Dates for 2015 are as follows:

  • Saturday, January 17, 2015
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Saturday, March 21, 2015
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015
  • Saturday, November 21, 2015
  • Saturday, December 19, 2015
Exam times will be 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and will be given in the Mollenhoff Room – 2nd Floor – City Hall


Residential Contractor Exam Resources
Procedure for Licensed Residential Contractor (pdf) | Residential Testing Requirements and Application (pdf)

Posted On December 18, 2015

Check out 2015's yardwaste & recycle schedule

Posted On July 15, 2014

Landlord Rental Information

Posted On May 29, 2014

The City is serious about getting rid of graffiti. Please report graffiti as soon as you see it. The sooner we are able to respond and remove graffiti, the more our community will send a message that we will not tolerate graffiti in our City.
Graffiti complaint number 319-291-3820.

Posted On January 2, 2014

Check out 2014's yardwaste & recycle schedule

Posted On October 21, 2013

The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control has awarded the City of Waterloo additional funding to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in the homes of eligible Waterloo residents. This program is administered through the Community Development office in conjunction with the single-family, owner-occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.

Currently, the City of Waterloo is accepting calls from homeowners who may be eligible for assistance. If you believe lead-based paint could be a hazard to your family, you are encouraged to apply for assistance.

Qualifications include:

  • the home must be located within the city limits of Waterloo
  • dwelling must be owner-occupied, and built before 1978
  • there must be children living in the home, age five years or younger, and
  • owner/occupants must meet income eligibility requirements listed below

1 $2,937.50 $35,250.00
2 $3,354.17 $40,250.00
3 $3,775.00 $45,300.00
4 $4,191.67 $50,300.00
5 $4,529.17 $54,350.00
6 $4,862.50 $58,350.00
7 $5,200.00 $62,400.00
8 $5,533.33 $66,400.00
9 $5,693.33 $68,320.00
10 $6,018.67 $72,224.00

Please contact the Waterloo Community Development office at 291-4429 if you are concerned with lead-hazards in your home. Staff will be available to review your qualifications and determine whether your name can be placed on the waiting list for assistance.