Using Water Wisely
Des Moines Water Works, in cooperation with the metropolitan area water utilities and through the Central Iowa Regional Drinking Water Commission planning group, has developed the "Using Water Wisely" program.
This is an educational, voluntary customer program aimed at reducing water use during hot, dry summer days. Customers can do this by eliminating lawn watering during the hottest part of the day (10:00 am through 5:00 pm). This watering approach reduces the peak load on our water facilities which extends their capacity and useful life.