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Posted on: October 21, 2020

WRA Gets Into Renewable Natural Gas Business, To Turn Waste Into Millions Annually


The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority’s efforts to produce renewable fuel is now complete.

The WRA has spent multiple years and millions of dollars upgrading its facilities to create a renewable natural gas from one of its wastewater treatment processes. The facility takes a gas produced from a biological process, cleans up the gas by removing ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Don't Flush Wipes Down the Pipes

'Flushable' Wipes

As we continue to navigate the unprecedented times of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, from a wastewater treatment facility's perspective, we want to remind you to only flush the three Ps.

Wipes, although they may say flushable, are not and can clog your pipes. There are several other household items that are often considered okay to flush but there are truly only three items that should go down your toilet. Those are pee, poop and toilet p...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

COVID-19 Response


To help prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority facilities are CLOSED to the Public and Non-Authorized Personnel until further notice unless previously approved by the Director.

For assistance, please call (515) 323-8006. For additional information concerning other City of Des Moines services impacted, visit

Posted on: October 20, 2020

Silver Peak Performance Award

2019 Silver Peak Performance Award 2

The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) received a Silver Peak Performance Award.

This annual award is presented to honorees who have achieved excellence in operational performance and permit compliance.

Adam Krantz, Chief Executive Officer of NACWA, congratulates this year’s honorees, noting, “Our public utility mem...

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