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Posted on: November 9, 2022

WRA Celebrates 50 Years of Clean Water Act

50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

50 years ago, the Clean Water Act changed wastewater management forever. Today, see how it still affects everything we do at the WRA.

Posted on: August 1, 2021

Wastewater Of Over 500,000 Iowans Being Tested For Covid-19 And Variants


The DMMWRA is participating in a national program to test wastewater for the presence of COVID-19 to better track outbreaks and variants.

The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (DMMWRA) is now participating in a national study of wastewater that is tracking the presence and concentration of COVID-19 and its variants by testing wastewater samples from across the country...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Recognizing Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week


The WRA would like to thank its employees for their hard work and dedication to its 17 member communities.

Governor Kim Reynolds recognized the hard working people in the Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities of Iowa this week. She signed the following proclamation declaring August 21-27 as Water and Wastewater Workers of Iowa Week.

On behalf of the WRA Boa...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Maintenance Team Goes Above And Beyond

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The WRA would like to recognize members of the maintenance team for their extra efforts to get the RNG system back online quickly and effectively.

The WRA would like to recognize members of the maintenance team for their efforts in quickly diagnosing the RNG feed compressor motor issue, preparing the motor to be delivered for inspection& rebuild, continually following up with the vendor tasked t...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

WRA Recognized With Engineering Excellence Award


WRA along with partners at CDM Smith Inc. were recognized with an Engineering Excellence Award for their work on the RNG Pipeline Injection project.

The Des Moines WRA was recognized with the Grand Conceptor Award at the 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards by ACEC Missouri. The award recognizes WRA's work with CDM Smith Inc. to utilize one of the largest co-digestion programs in the country to...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Ingersoll Run Project Details

Learn more about the planned Ingersoll Run construction project timeline and the street closures that will affect traffic around the project.

Although the name of the project lends one to believe that Ingersoll Ave. is going to be impacted, the greatest disruption is going to be along Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy from SW 15th St. to SW 2nd St.

The WRA is currently designing the WRA Ingersoll Run ...

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