Welcome to Afton

If you have some excess items you want to get rid off….City-Wide Garage Sale weekend is coming up June 2-3!______________________________________________________________________

Smoke Testing Sewers – Wednesday, June 14, 2017:

City Crews along with Iowa Rural Water Association crews will be performing smoke testing of our sewer main on Wednesday, June 14th.  This will help us find cracks or breaks in the sewer main.  During testing, YOU MAY SEE SMOKE COMING FROM VENT STACKS ON BUILDINGS OR FROM HOLES IN THE GROUND.  Don’t be alarmed.  The smoke has no odor, is non-toxic, non-staining, does not create a fire hazard, and will dissipate in a few minutes.  Before testing, please pour water into your basement floor drains and into unused sinks (this will help seal the drain traps so smoke won’t enter your building through the drain).  Please notify us before we do the test if you have any of the following:  pets that will be confined alone inside; person that will be alone and is an invalid or sleeping during test; individuals with respiratory problems inside; elderly who will be alone and might be alarmed or confused by smoke.
NOTE:  No person shall connect a roof downspout, sump pump, exterior foundation drain, areaway drain, or other source of surface run-off or groundwater to a sewer or a building drain which in turns is connected directly or indirectly to the public sewer system.  City Ordinance 95.04 (2)



Time to get outside and start working in the yard again.  Please make sure to pick up debris that has accumulated in your yard over the winter months and get it ready for mowing season!

The Afton mowing ordinance
50.02 (10) requires all grass to be mowed before it reaches a height of more than 8″….please don’t let it get that bad!  Please keep your yard mowed and cleaned up to avoid being served a nuisance letter…..thanks!

Sticks, grass clippings, leaves and all yard waste can be hauled to the City Tree Dump for free.  Keys can be picked up at City Hall or from the Mayor or any Council member.  You are allowed to burn landscape waste that originated on the premises.  Please use caution and do not burn on windy days.


Residential Lot for Sale in Afton
Measures 60′ x 120′ and is zoned residential
contact City Hall at 641-347-5224 for more details – Flyer