“This new culture of managing energy performance will help the Des Moines Water Works expand its energy and cost savings to benefit the environment and our water customers,” said Bill Stowe, Des Moines Water Works CEO and General Manager.
Des Moines Water Works thanks its community partners working to provide education, appreciation for and accessibility of safe and affordable drinking water.
Des Moines Water Works recently became the first U. water treatment utility to certify a plant to the ISO 50001 standard and Superior Energy Performance® (SEP) program.
Additional customer letters and public meetings will be forthcoming.
Des Moines Water Works appreciates the cooperation and understanding from customers during construction and will work with contractors to minimize the inconvenience to customers impacted by the following projects: Polk County Water Main Replacement – CONTRACT 1 Governor Kim Reynolds requested water quality legislation be the first bill she signs as governor.
Water main replacement planning is a necessary, preventative approach that saves money on repairs, reduces the loss of water that occurs as a result of the main breaks, and minimizes disruption to customers.
Des Moines Water Works budgets for water main replacement to maintain and upgrade the distribution system by replacing water mains that have a history of breaks, to improve the fire flow, relocating to accommodate city, county, or state construction projects, and upgrading water mains to meet the needs of customers.The City of Des Moines also has a 5-year CIP for city streets and sewers.Des Moines Water Works and the City of Des Moines work collaboratively to choose the streets to be the most cost effective and cause the least disruption to customers.After each project is designed, Des Moines Water Works will receive bids from contractors and the construction contract will be awarded to the contractor that will be performing the work.If the bids received allow Des Moines Water Works to complete all the streets within budget, construction will take place in 2018.Des Moines Water Works advocates for responsible water quality legislation that supports a targeted watershed approach, and includes accountability and measures of progress. Each year, we consider contributions and sponsorships with external organizations that advance the utility’s mission, vision and strategic initiatives.