July 22, 2013

Des Moines Water Works Celebrates Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJuly 21-27, 2013 has been designated as Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week, as proclaimed by Governor Terry Branstad during a ceremony at the State Capitol on July 18, 2013.

The proclamation that was signed by the Governor read:

The State of Iowa’s surface and ground waters are a treasured natural resource; and

The water and wastewater workforce of Iowa have dedicated themselves to applying environmental science to enhance drinking and recreational waters of Iowa; and

Their applied environmental science-based practices continue to be a vital element in improving the quality of life and preserving and protecting public health in our state, and promoting sustainability in our way of living.

All Des Moines Water Works employees provide an important service to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Recognizing a shortage of skilled workers in the industry, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has created a new associate’s degree in Water Environment Technology to encourage Iowans to get the education and resources needed to become a part of water and wastewater management in the state.

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