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What are the Risks of Lead in Drinking Water?

What are the Risks of Lead in Drinking Water?

Supplying 500,000 central Iowans with safe, affordable and abundant drinking water is Des Moines Water Works’ mission. Water plays a key role in your health and Des Moines Water Works plays a key role in providing water you can trust for life.

Clean Water Litigation FAQ

Clean Water Litigation FAQ

Des Moines Water Works has filed a federal complaint against the Boards of Supervisors of Sac County, Buena Vista County, and Calhoun County, in their capacities as trustees of 10 drainage districts, for the discharge of nitrate pollutants into the Raccoon River. A Clean Water Defense Fund has been established to offset costs incurred with the Clean Water Act legal proceedings.

Code Red: Automated Notification System

Code Red: Automated Notification System

Des Moines Water Works uses CodeRED for emergency communications to the public. The alerts are geographically targeted and can include emergencies like water outages, boil water orders, and important public health notifications. Make sure we have your current phone number(s) on file to receive these notifications.

Water Quality Report

Water Quality Report

The Consumer Confidence Report summarizes the results of our water monitoring program as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during 2014.

Water Works Parks

Water Works Parks

Des Moines Water Works maintains Water Works Park and Maffitt Reservoir Park. Water Works Park is approximately 1,500 acres of land near downtown Des Moines and is one of the largest urban parks. Maffitt Reservoir includes 1,300 acres of land, including wooded areas and a 200 acre lake popular for fishing.

Careers at DMWW

Careers at DMWW

Every employee at DMWW contributes to the quality of life for Des Moines metro citizens.

Project H20

Project H20

Learn about DMWW's voluntary program to assist low-income households in Des Moines.

DSMH20 - DMWW Blog

DSMH20 - DMWW Blog

For the latest  in water quality, customer service and park news, visit DMWW’s blog.