Water Shortage Plan Update/Progress

Des Moines Water Works, with cooperation from metro area communities, implemented Stage 1 of its Water Shortage Plan on June 14, 2021.

Stage 1 asks Central Iowa residential and business customers to voluntarily reduce lawn watering by 25 percent following the recommended watering schedule, as well as take other actions to Use Water Wisely.  

Customer Demand
in million gallons per day (mgd)

The public can follow daily customer demand with below data and graph (updated as information is available).
071321 customer demand

 

6/1/2021 57.874
6/2/2021 64.933
6/3/2021 67.767
6/4/2021 76.606
6/5/2021 70.24
6/6/2021 70.368
6/7/2021 74.692
6/8/2021 80.616
6/9/2021 88.577
6/10/2021 83.16
6/11/2021 85.715
6/12/2021 77.313
6/13/2021 80.893
6/14/2021 84.356
6/15/2021 79.258
6/16/2021 84.558
6/17/2021 76.788
6/18/2021 82.693
6/19/2021 73.958
6/20/2021 55.910
6/21/2021 60.060
6/22/2021 63.918
6/23/2021 63.198
6/24/2021 58.166
6/25/2021 54.36
6/26/2021 55.059
6/27/2021 55.869
6/28/2021 62.352
6/29/2021 64.149
6/30/2021 71.817
7/1/2021 72.796
7/2/2021 75.6
7/3/2021 72.985
7/4/2021 67.665
7/5/2021 70.508
7/6/2021 72.524
7/7/2021 61.701
7/8/2021 60.623
7/9/2021 57.876
7/10/2021 48.264
7/11/2021 50.273
7/12/2021 55.31


The following communities/water utilities are included in the Stage 1 plan:

  • Alleman
  • Ankeny
  • Berwick
  • Bondurant
  • Clive
  • Cumming
  • Des Moines
  • Johnston
  • Norwalk
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Polk City
  • Runnells
  • Unincorporated Polk County
  • Urbandale
  • Waukee
  • West Des Moines
  • Windsor Heights
  • Warren Water District
  • Xenia Rural Water District

 

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