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Effective April 1, 2006, Des Moines Water Works began providing full water services to the City of Runnells.  In addition, Des Moines Water Works began billing for garbage and recycling services on behalf of the City of  Runnells.

If you have questions regarding your water service, water quality, billing statement, payment options, or any other water-related questions, we encourage you to contact Des Moines Water Works in one of the following ways:

By Phone: (515) 283-8700
In Person: 2201 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines
Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday


Service Details
DMWW Water $9.91 per 1,000 gallons 
DMWW Water Availability Flat rate of $6.00 per month (5/8" meter)
Sewer $10.75 per 1,000 gallons
Sewer Availability Flat rate of $6.00 per month
Runnells Water Capital Improvement  Flat rate of $2.77 per month
Runnells Sewer Capital Improvement  Flat rate of $19.56 per month
Runnells Solid Waste
Waste Water Treatment Facility 
Flat rate of $16.74 per month
Flat rate of $62.00 per month

Customers who are tenants of a property will be charged a $110 deposit equal to the usual cost of 90 days of water service based on an average household consumption of 7,500 gallons per thirty day period. This deposit will be added to the customer's account and will be reflected on the customer's first statement. Deposits are subject to Des Moines Water Works' collection rules, and as such, service may be terminated for non-payment of a deposit. The deposit will be applied to the balance of the account at the date of final service. Any amounts remaining after application of the deposit to the final balance will be refunded to the customer within a reasonable period of time after the customer's final- service date.

Termination and Restoration Fees

A $70.00 fee will be charged to all accounts when water service is terminated for non-payment.  Service will be restored during the following times:

Non-Emergency Field Customer Service Hours
Monday-Friday 7:30 am-3:30 pm

For an Additional $75.00 After Hours Fee, Service Can Be Restored
Monday-Friday 3:30 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am-3:30 pm
During all other times, turn-ons will be deferred to the next business day (unless deemed an emergency).

Penalties and Fees

Penalty or Fee Details
Delayed Payment Fee

5% of the unpaid portion of all services on the current month's bill. When the delayed payment fee is charged, it will appear on your statement as "Account Delayed Payment Fee."

Returned Check Policy

Any check returned or any automatic withdrawal denied due to non-sufficient funds or closed account will incur a charge as provided by state law.

Damaged Water Meter Fee Varies depending on size of meter and replacement cost.
Unauthorized Unmetered Use of Water
$250.00 - $500.00

Unauthorized Use of Hydrant
$570.00 - $1,700.00

After Hours Field Fee (non-emergency)

Monday-Friday: 3:30 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am-3:30 pm
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