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Lead Service Lines

Des Moines Water Works conducts annual tests at homes with suspected lead water service lines to check lead levels in the drinking water. As a result of this testing, DMWW has no reason to believe there are elevated levels of lead.  Lead may be present in piping and plumbing fixtures found in customers’ homes. Homes constructed before 1940 may be served by a lead water service line. Copper pipe installed before 1985 may have been installed using lead-containing solder.  Use the search function below to view the tap date of your property or contact Customer Service at (515) 283-8700.  Those who are identified as potentially having a lead service line may have water from their home tested for lead by DMWW free of charge.  See Lead Service Line FAQ for more information.

Tips for using the address lookup

  • Enter the house number in the House Number field
  • Enter the street name in the Street Name field (i.e. Walnut, Pennsylvania, 58).
    • Note:  If your street name includes a number, as in 58th Avenue, enter only the 58 as spaces or abbreviations entered differently than what is in the database may not provide the results you are searching for.
    • Do not include street prefixes or suffixes such as NE or St., Ave., or Dr.
  • Click the Submit button

Example 1 – To search for 1182 Kensington Court, the House Number would be 1182 and the Street Name would be Kensington, without using the Court.

Example 2 – To search for 123 45th Avenue, the House Number would be 123 and the Street Name would be only 45, without using the “th” or Avenue.

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