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Des Moines Water Works Produces and Distributes Record 20 Billion Gallons

Jan 11, 2024
Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) produced and distributed 20,052,489,000 gallons. 

Water Rate Affordability Study

Jan 04, 2024
DMWW completed a water rate affordability study in 2023.

December 19 Public Hearing on Central Iowa Water Works

Dec 15, 2023
The Board of Water Works Trustees will hold a public hearing at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 3:30 pm.

Proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule announced by U.S. EPA

Nov 30, 2023
Today, the U.S. EPA announced proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule.

Utilities Share Third and Final Draft of 28E Agreement That Establishes Central Iowa Water Works, a Regional Drinking Water System

Sep 18, 2023
Central Iowa’s three board-governed utilities have distributed a final draft of the working agreement.

Central Iowa Water Water Works (CIWW) News and Updates

Sep 18, 2023

Immigrants, Refugees and New Residents  Invited to Free Meal, Resource Fair for Welcoming Week

Sep 11, 2023
Polk County, in partnership with Des Moines Water Works, will host a free meal and resources fair Sept. 14.

Des Moines Water Works raises flashboards on Raccoon River

Aug 02, 2023
Des Moines Water Works has raised the flashboards on the low head dam on the Raccoon River because of low river levels.

Fact Sheet: Trichloroethylene (TCE)

Jun 05, 2023
EPA to Host Community Meeting for Lot 46 Valley Gardens TCE Superfund Site

2023 Water Quality Report Now Available

Jun 01, 2023

Conservation On Tap Events

Apr 28, 2023
Casual gathering to listen, share and learn with peers and ISU experts regarding conservation topics

Development of Regional Drinking Water System Takes a Step Forward with New Draft of Agreement

Mar 30, 2023
Des Moines Water Works, Urbandale Water Utility and West Des Moines Water Works jointly release 2nd draft of agreement.

Lead In Drinking Water FAQ

Feb 01, 2023
Water that leaves the DMWW treatment plant does not contain lead. Lead may be present in piping and plumbing fixtures.

Winter weather brings the threat of frozen pipes. These tips can help prevent your pipes from freezing.

Dec 19, 2022

Water Main Replacement Project: Water Street from Court Avenue to south of Market Street

Sep 30, 2022
DMWW is replacing water main in Water Street from Court Avenue to South of Market Street

Water Main Replacement Project: Luster Lane, SW 10th Place, SW 11th Street

Aug 30, 2022
DMWW is replacing water mains in the following locations:
Luster Lane, SW 10th Place, and SW 11th Street

Recommended Wise Water Use Irrigation Schedule

Aug 02, 2022

Des Moines Water Works asks customers to use lawn watering schedule because of continued elevated nitrate levels in water sources

Jun 22, 2022

Fact Sheet: Important Information about PFAS

Jun 17, 2022
There is a national focus on PFAS. Here is important information for Des Moines Water Works customers.

NEWS RELEASE: Des Moines Water Works begins operation of Nitrate Removal Facility  because of nutrient spikes in raw source water

Jun 09, 2022

Notice of Closure: Back portion of Water Works park closed due to water over road.

Jun 07, 2022

Customer Survey: DMWW will conduct a Voice of the Customer survey to listen and learn from our customers

Apr 21, 2022
Des Moines Water Works will conduct a Voice of the Customer (VOC) survey to listen and learn from our customers.

Road Closure - 5499 Northeast 14th Street, Des Moines

Apr 06, 2022

Announcing Clean Water Support Program

Feb 01, 2022

NEWS RELEASE: Des Moines Water Works helps purchase seeder to increase cover crop acres, improve surface water quality in Des Moines, Raccoon River watersheds

Jan 27, 2022

Des Moines Register Guest Column: Sounding the alarm' may mean spring water quality challenges for Des Moines Water Works, again

Nov 03, 2021

Can't Pay? Let's Talk.

Nov 01, 2021

2022 Water Rates to take effect April 1

Oct 28, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: Des Moines Water Works becomes only U.S. water utility to receive national, international recognition for energy management standards

Oct 15, 2021

Learn about Conservation Practices in the Landowner Bootcamp Webinar Series

Aug 12, 2021

Apply for the William G. Stowe Citizen Water Academy

Aug 05, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: Des Moines Water Works Lifts Water Restrictions; Microcystin Potential Continues Need for Wise Water Use Practices

Jul 15, 2021

Water Shortage Plan Update/Progress

Jun 17, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: Des Moines Water Works Implements Water Shortage Plan

Jun 14, 2021

Think Downstream With Us

Jun 01, 2021

Des Moines Water Works Keeps a Close Eye on Drought Conditions and Recommends Customers Use Water Wisely

May 12, 2021

Raccoon River Named a "Most Endangered" River

Apr 14, 2021

Information about Lead Levels in Water Sources

Dec 17, 2020

New DMWW Account Numbers and Billing/Payment System

Dec 01, 2020

Des Moines Water Works to Close General Office Building to Walk-in Customer Service

Nov 17, 2020

Important Information About Your DMWW Account - New Billing/Payment System

Oct 29, 2020

2021 Water Rates and Budget

Oct 27, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: Des Moines Water Works' CEO and General Manager Ted Corrigan Awarded American Water Works Association George Warren Fuller Award

Sep 23, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: Board of Water Works Trustees Select Ted Corrigan as CEO and General Manager of Des Moines Water Works

Jun 22, 2020

DMWW General Office Opening June 29 to Serve Walk-in Customers

Jun 18, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: Board of Water Works Trustees Announces Finalists for CEO and General Manager of Des Moines Water Works

May 26, 2020

Has Your Building Been Closed for a Weeks? Flush the Water Pipes.

May 08, 2020

NEWS RELEASE: Des Moines Water Works Response to COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020

Nationwide Search for the Position of CEO and General Manager of Des Moines Water Works

Feb 05, 2020

Information on Backflow Administration Fee and Late Fees

Dec 20, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Centennial Certificate Presentation to Board of Water Works Trustees

Nov 07, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Des Moines Water Works: Celebrating 100 Years and Planning for the Next 100 Years with Public Open House and Treatment Plant Tour

Oct 25, 2019

2020 Budget and Water Rates

Oct 24, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Des Moines Water Works Offers Framework for Regional Governance of Central Iowa Drinking Water Production

Sep 26, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Des Moines Water Works Recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy with 2019 Better Practice Award; Awarded Energize Des Moines' 2018 Energy and Water Efficiency Challenge Award

Jul 11, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: For Earth Day, Des Moines Water Works Encourages All Iowans to Think Downstream

Apr 18, 2019

Fact Sheet: Important Information about TCE

Here is important information on Trichloroethylene (TCE) for Des Moines Water Works customers.
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