The City of Sparta has been monitoring and working closely with the Monroe County Health Department as well as following advice from the Centers for Disease Control regarding the Coronavirus. Out of respect for the overall health of both the community and our employees, we have modified public hours for our facilities as follows:
Today Governor Evers issued a “Safer at Home Emergency Order.” The official order can be found HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding this order may be found HERE.
Beginning Thursday March 19, 2020 until further notice:
City Hall: Closed to the public with the exception of absentee voting.
All residents needing to make utility or other payments to the City can do so by mailing or placing payments in the drop box located off the S. Court Street entrance or by utilizing the online payment portals found on the City of Sparta website.
Police Department: Lobby closed to the public.
All Parks and Recreation facilities: Closed to the Public.
Municipal Court: Municipal Court tickets for the remainder of March and April will be done telephonically, please call Municipal Court at 608-269-4380 ext. 237 or visit our website for more information. Citations that have been written for April & May for initial appearances will remain as open cases. For any postponements, notices will be sent by mail when new court dates have been determined. Municipal Court payments can be made via the City Hall drop box or by mail at 201 W. Oak St., Sparta
Golf Course: Pending a change to the “Safer at Home” order, the golf course will remain closed.
At this time, our intention is to maintain all essential services critical to the function of the City. Employees will continue with their normal daily responsibilities and will remain available by phone or email. Individual Department contact information may be found on the City of Sparta website.
Any inquiries regarding the Coronavirus should be directed to the Monroe County Health Department.
The State of Wisconsin as also set up a public information website. Please click HERE to access.
Municipal Water Information
Drinking water supplied by the Sparta Water Utility is high quality and is treated. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages the continued use of tap water as there is no evidence of COVID-19 transmission through municipal water supplies such as ours.
The EPA has established regulations with treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water.
COVID-19 is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection and our standard treatment processes are expected to be effective.