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Des Moines Water Works’ Response to COVID-19

Des Moines Water Works’ Response to COVID-19

Water supply is critically important to the public health of any community, especially under circumstances such as these.

3/16/2020 Update

Des Moines Water Works General Office Closed to Walk-in Customers

Coronavirus and Drinking Water

Coronavirus and Drinking Water

Des Moines Water Works’ finished drinking water remains safe. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water.  Des Moines Water Works’ multiple-barrier treatment approach and traditional disinfection methods used are expected to be effective for inactivation of coronaviruses.

Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention

Des Moines Water Works is committed to providing safe drinking water to our customers. To do so, DMWW manages an active Cross-Connection Control program to meet state and local plumbing codes. This proactive approach is designed to prevent the possible contamination of the public water supply through backflow from customers’ facilities.

2019 Water Quality Report

2019 Water Quality Report

The Consumer Confidence Report summarizes the results of our water monitoring program as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during 2018.

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.