COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR ELLSWORTH AREA RESIDENTS/BUSINESSES

The City of Ellsworth is following Federal, State and Centers for Disease Control Guidelines during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. At this time, all City of Ellsworth buildings/facilities/departments have been closed to the public, however staff will be available from 8AM to 4PM to assist citizens and businesses over the phone, and via fax and Email. Options have been provided for the continuation of regular business transactions and functions such as vehicle registration, property tax/utilities collection, license distribution, building permits, etc. Many of these functions are available on-line. Please call 667-2563 with questions on how to complete any business transactions that you normally conduct with the City. You may also contact the City via normal Email and Website channels as well.

Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Services, Public Works and Water/Wastewater Departments are staffed and available to respond to all emergencies. The Transfer Station will be open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday only until further notice. Please check the City’s Website and Facebook page for updates. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

The City would like to remind the public not to flush baby or cleaning wipes, paper towels or tissues.  Unlike toilet paper, these products do not break down and once flushed they are likely to clog the plumbing in your house, septic system or in the public sewer system.  When these products make their way into the public sewer system they clump together, causing very large obstructions in the sewer lines. They get tangled in pump stations which requires repairs of equipment and causes backups and discharge of raw sewage.

Due to a reduced staffing level during the COVID-19 pandemic, response time to repair clogged sewers could be substantially delayed.

Below is a list of items that should not be flushed:

  • Baby wipes or cleaning wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Rags and towels
  • Dental floss
  • Sanitary products
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Cat litter
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Cigarette butts
  • Bandages
  • Rubber items
  • Diapers