Who owns Des Moines Waterworks? The utility is owned by the water rate payers. The Board of Water Works Trustees of the City of Des Moines, Iowa, consists of five members, appointed by the Mayor of the City of Des Moines for a term of six years. The Board of Water Works Trustees appoints Des Moines Water Works CEO and General Manager.
What is the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit? Des Moines Water Works filed a federal lawsuit in March 2015, claiming drainage districts in Sac, Buena Vista and Calhoun counties were funneling high levels of nitrates into the Raccoon River, a source of drinking water for 500,000 central Iowa residents. The board agreed to spend $1.35 million to pursue the lawsuit.
What does Des Moines Water Works do? Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) is a regional utility that protects public health by delivering outstanding quality water in reliable quantities. Operating with fiscal discipline, DMWW offers dynamic and responsive services that provide high value to our customers.
Where does the city of Des Moines get its water? The Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers are the primary sources of water used to treat for your drinking water.