In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, on May 3 the Des Moines Water Works Board of Trustees and staff hosted Des Moines and metro area community leaders at an official start-up of the new water treatment facility located on NW 26th Street.
DMWW’s third treatment plant was commissioned in response to the growing water demand in the northern portion of the Des Moines metropolitan area. The treatment process at the new facility utilizes membrane technology to soften and purify the finished water. This is DMWW’s first membrane treatment plant and the largest such facility in Iowa. The plant will have an initial capacity of 10 million gallons per day (mgd) and can be expanded to 20 mgd.
DMWW values our partnership with the following communities who have purchased capacity and invested in DMWW’s Core Network, which includes the newly commissioned Saylorville Water Treatment Plant.
- Pleasant Hill
- Polk City
- Polk County Water District #1
- Urbandale Water Utility
- Warren Rural Water
- West Des Moines Water Works
- Xenia Rural Water