Water and sewer service is provided by the city. Water meters are read each month, typically in the middle of the month. The bills for water, sewer. lagoon and refuse are mailed near the end of the month and are due in full by the 20th of the month following. Payment for these services can be auto-matically deducted from your checking or savings account. Please stop by or call city hall to get the necessary paperwork.
Mediapolis has a contract with the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Department to provide service and coverage for the city. Mediapolis is also a neighborhood watch community.
City Services and Information
City CouncilCouncil meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Any changes to this schedule will be in the Mediapolis NewsRefuse CollectionRegular residential refuse collection days are Monday and Friday and collection is done by the city. There is a fifty-pound limit for containers. For major clean ups, call city hall or the city shop to request a truck or dumpster. The charge for the service will appear on your water bill. Dumpster fees are $10 for a small and $20 for a large size. Truck fees are $20 for a load of brush only and $30 for any mixed loads. The fee is charged each time the dumpster or truck is emptied. Please use common sense when loading either. Overloading may result in the truck or dumpster not being picked up and/or an additional charge. Furniture, carpet cut into reasonable lengths, other large items etc. is picked up each Wednesday. The last Tuesday of the month is when appliances, air conditioners, batteries, or any other large metal items are picked up. Please call city hall if you need either of these services. Latex paint cans can be collected with regular refuse as long as the lids are removed and the paint has been solidified with sand or kitty litter. No yard waste can be picked up with regular refuse. There are dumpsters marked "YARD WASTE ONLY" between the two northernmost Quonset huts across from the elementary school. If a holiday falls on a Sunday or Monday, refuse collection will be on Tuesday. If a holiday falls on Friday or Saturday, there will be no collection until Monday. Burning refuse is never allowed.RecyclingCurbside recycling is available every other Friday. Annual calendars indicating collection dates are available at city hall. Containers are provided on request at no charge. You are charged a recycling fee wether or not you participate Please recycle as much as possible. Click for 2018 Recycle Schedule
Gas & Electric
The City of Mediapolis has a franchise agreement with Alliant to provide gas and electric services to the citizens
Fire Deparment & Ambulance Service
Mediapolis has a volunteer fire department. Jeff Kerr is the Fire Chief. The ambulance service is also made up of volunteers. New faces in either organization are always welcome.