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News & Announcements

Special Council Meeting - Final Budget Hearing Dec 1, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

Utility Relief Program Expanded


To qualify, applicants must:

  • Reside in a residential dwelling unit serviced by the City of Dayton for water and/or sewer utilities; and,
  • Be a person whose name appears on the utility bill; and,
  • Be 62 years of age or older OR is permanently disabled and can provide proof of such disability; and,
  • For 50% off utility rates - have an annual household income at or below 125% of the 2021 federal poverty level indicated; or,
  • For 20% off utility rates - have an annual household income between 125.01% - 150% of the federal poverty level guidelines.

The City of Dayton has partnered with Blue Mountain Action Council to assist in the facilitation of this program. For additional information, please contact Dayton City Hall at 509-382-2361 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Street Closure - 2021 All Wheels Weekend

The City Council has authorized the following street closure:

Applicant:  Chamber of Commerce
Event: 2021 All Wheels Weekend
Dates: June 18 - 20, 2021
Details: Click here to see the impacted streets and detour routes.

2021 Capital Improvement Projects Announced

View Capital Projects for more information. This page will be updated with dates as soon as they are determined.

These projects were approved by the Dayton City Council and have been budgeted for in the 2021 Budget

We Want You!

2021 Commission Vacancies

Flood Preparedness

As we approach February, with the Flood of 2020 still fresh in our minds, the City finds it necessary to notify area residents of the resources available on the City's website.

For information, and for guidance on what to do pre-, during, and post-flood event, consider reviewing the City's publication titled Flood Preparedness

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Defend your Drains - the 3 P's

With residents possibly rationing or running out of toilet paper, our Public Works Department would like to remind City residents to be mindful on what you can and can not flush down your toilet.

Do flush the "Three P's"

  • Pee
  • Poo
  • (Toilet) Paper

3 ps

Do not flush:

  • Feminine products
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes or "flushable" wipes
  • Disinfecting wipes 
  • Kleenex or tissues
  • Rags

These items can create system wide blockages and may result in sewage overflowing into streets or backing up into homes.

We ask all City residents to continue to be mindful during the COVID-19 pamdemic and ongoing. Flushing the unflushables will create unnecessary and highly costly infrastructure damage. Together, we can make a difference and ensure long-term infrastructure success. 


Beware of Costly FOG

Fats, oils, and grease, as well as "flushable" wipes, towelettes, and rags are the major cause of blockages of the sewer system which can lead to sanitary sewer overflows. Food and grease should never go down the drain because they build up in the line and can cause serious, expensive, and irreversible damage. Only water should go down the drain. Blockages caused by the improper disposal can cause serious damage and be a threat to public health. 

FOG Trash it

Here are some simple steps you can take to keep FOG out of the sewer system:

  • Recycle cooking grease, oil and food wastes.
  • Freeze your grease – pour grease into a jar, let it cool, seal it, freeze it, and throw it into the trash.
  • Never dump used cooking oil down the drain.
  • Scrape and dry wipe pots, pans, and dishes before washing. Take a paper towel and wipe the pan then discard the towel and food waste into the trash receptacle. You can also use coffee grounds to soak up oils and place them into your trash receptacle.
  • Dispose of rags, wipes (both flushable and non-flushable), razor blades, toilet deodorants, dental floss, and other non-biodegradable products into the trash.
  • Never use hot water, detergents or degreasers to flush FOG down the drain; this pushes grease into the pipe where it will cool, congeal and clog the sewer.
  • Never dump FOG (or anything) on the street, parking lot or into storm drains as it will end up in our creeks.
  • Communicate with your friends and neighbors about the problem of grease and other products in your sewer system and how to keep them out. The solution starts right in your home with your actions.


Best Managest Practices for FOG