The City of De Pere Public Works Department is overseen by its Director, Scott Thoresen, P.E. The Engineering Department and its street projects are supervised primarily by the City Engineer, Eric Rakers, P.E., and secondarily by the Assistant City Engineer, Chase Kuffel, P.E. The Engineering Department is comprised of: two Civil Engineers, five Senior Engineer Technicians, and part-time seasonal employees.

Each year the Engineering Department designs and constructs:

  • 1 to 2 miles of new streets with sewer and water mains, serving 100 to 400 lots
  • 5 to 6 miles of street resurfacing and reconstruction
  • 1 to 2 miles of sewer and water reconstruction

The Engineering Department is also in charge of City Construction Projects such as: sewer and water main installation, street extensions, sidewalk removal and repair, asphalt and concrete pavement.

The Engineering Department does most of the design work for these projects.

2020 Standards


2019 Crackfilling Maps

The Importance of Crackfilling

Heavy Truck Information

Storm Water Management

Storm Water Ordinance Creation 05-33
Ordinance 09-04 Storm Water Management and Reference Guide 09-04
Ordinance 09-05 Creation Construction Site Erosion Control 09-05
Ordinance 09-06 Illicit Discharge and Procedure Manual 09-06
Ordinance Chapter 26 Storm Drainage Requirements Chapter 26
Storm Water Ordinance Chapter 27
Ordinance Chapter 28 Storm Water Management (Post Construction) Chapter 28
Ordinance Chapter 29 Illicit Discharge & Connection to Storm Sewer System Chapter 29
Ordinance Chapter 42  Construction Site Erosion Control Chapter 42
Illicit Discharge Procedure Manual Manual
Erosion Control Erosion Control
NEWSC (northeast Wisconsin Storm Water Consortium) Storm Water Reference Guide NEWSC


Railroad Complaints

  • For General Questions, Complaints, etc. (Non-emergency) 1-888-888-5909
  • For Maintenance Type Issues:
  • Please help the City in its efforts by directly communicating your concerns and issues to either of the contacts listed above.

Sanitary Sewer