History

Des Moines Water Works is an independently operated public utility providing drinking water to more than 400,000 people in Des Moines, Iowa and the surrounding metropolitan area. The utility was established as a private company in 1871 and has been customer-owned since 1919. Today, it is the largest water utility in Iowa. DMWW is also among the largest 100 utilities in the country and is recognized as an industry leader.

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