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Central Iowa Water Water Works (CIWW) News and Updates

For more information on the formation of Central Iowa Water Works, a regional drinking water authority, visit the Central Iowa Regional Water page for a history, timeline of past events and meetings, and related documents.  Please also see Frequently Asked Questions and Benefits to Des Moines Ratepayers.

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May 25, 2024
Central Iowa Water Works Selects Interim Executive Director

April 19, 2024
Central Iowa Water Works Board to Meet, Celebrate Creation of Regional Drinking Water Authority on April 19. 

2024 Central Iowa Water Works Meetings
Please see Central Iowa Water Works Meeting page for more details. 

December 2023 and January 2024
Member agencies hold formal public hearings and pass final binding resolutions to join CIWW and adopt final CIWW 28E/F agreement.

December 19, 2023
The Board of Water Works Trustees will hold a public hearing at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 3:30 pm, to vote on transferring selected Des Moines Water Works’ assets to Central Iowa Water Works (CIWW) and final adoption of agreements.

November, December 2023 or January 2024
Interested member agencies publish public notices for hearings to vote on joining CIWW.

November 28, 2023
Public comment received at Des Moines Water Works Board of Trustees meeting.

Public Info Session (Zoom) - November 14, 2023, 12:30-1 p.m.
Des Moines Water Works will host an online information session and answer questions about Central Iowa Water Works (CIWW), also referred to as “regionalization.” The session will be 12:30 to 1 p.m. Nov. 14, 2023. DMWW staff will begin with a brief presentation and then answer questions submitted through the Zoom chat feature. Join via Zoom meeting ID: 813 2352 6046 (

November 2023
All interested member agencies begin formal proceedings to form CIWW.

October 31, 2023

Des Moines Water Works Board of Trustees approve Resolution of Intent to Participate and Authorizing the Inclusion of the Des Moines Water Works in Final Draft Agreement Establishing Central Iowa Water Works

October 31, 2023
Public comment received at Des Moines Water Works Board of Trustees meeting.

October 30, 2022
Des Moines Register Editorial:  Best bet for reliable, fair-price water? It's Central Iowa Water Works

October 2, 2023
Des Moines Water Works staff to present at Ankeny City Council.

Public Open House - September 28, 2023
Public input into the process is invited and encouraged. Des Moines Water Works hosted a public open house on September 28, 6:00-8:00 pm, at South Side Library, 1111 Porter Ave., in Des Moines.

September 25, 2023
Des Moines Register guest editorial from Chairperson Andrea Boulton and Vice Chairperson Sue Huppert: Cooperating on water is the best future for central Iowa

September 20, 2023
KCCI News: Central Iowa Water Works plan gets one step closer to completion

March 28, 2022
Des Moines Register Editorial:  Regional water utility looks like a win for central Iowa

Public Open Houses - March 2 & 3, 2022
Des Moines Water Works staff and Board members held two Open Houses in March at Central Library and East Library for the community to visit and learn more about Central Iowa Water Works.

January 10, 2022:
Des Moines Register guest column from Chairperson Graham Gillette:  2022 is the year to form a regional water utility in central Iowa.  “If we all do our part, 2022 will bring a new and equitable plan for governing water production in central Iowa."

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