Fireworks presentation at dusk on August 1st, 2020

Atkins Community Club and the City of Atkins will still be presenting FIREWORKS on Saturday night at dusk on August 1st, 2020.  It will be in the same location.  We know there was disappointment when Watermelon Days was canceled this summer.  We hope the fireworks will lift your spirits and bring a smile to your face while keeping people safe during Covid-19.

Get your family together for supper 🍔 and fireworks! 🎇

Remember to be kind and mindful of one another! 😉💖

Atkins Savings Bank Customer Appreciation Day

Atkins Savings Bank Customer Appreciation Day

Friday, July 31st 2020 From 11 am to 5pm

Stop by 97 Main Ave (Atkins Savings Bank)

Get Free Watermelon and Snow Cones

Inside your City of Atkins City Services Statement.

Inside your City of Atkins City Services Statement.

Check it out here.

2020 Waste Management Recycle Calendar

2020 Waste Management Recycle Calendar

City of Atkins Mayor’s News – Parks are open!

Meet the Mayor is Canceled until later notice!

Atkins Public Works

The City of Atkins is replacing or updating many traffic and road signs in the City. Some residents may have flags in their yards, please leave the flags and call City Hall if you have questions. City Hall is 319-446-7870.

The City of Atkins wants to remind everyone to keep up on yard maintenance. We want to keep this City looking great. Please keep your grass 6 inches or shorter. Please keep sidewalks and street edges free of debris, weeds, and grass clippings.

Weeds have also been a concern recently. Please make sure to keep your yard weeded and looking nice. Please be aware of weeds along fence lines, and property boundaries.

Sump Pump Drainage

Nearly 13 miles of sanitary sewer extends underground beneath our city. Typically, this system of sewers transports wastewater from homes and businesses to the Wastewater Treatment.

During times of wet, rainy weather a unique problem presents itself. “Illegal water” is discharged into sewers, which may already be operating at near or full capacity, which causes sewage backups.

Atkins City Code does not allow groundwater that is collected in sump pumps to be deposited into the City’s system of sanitary sewers. This “illegal” problem regularly presents itself in Atkins. Citizens may contribute to their own or to their neighbor’s sanitary sewer back-up problems from such illegal connections.

Sanitary sewers were not designed to accommodate the volume of water generated by subsoil drainage systems. An expensive overload can occur.