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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

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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 DSM.city/covid19.

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

National Safety Month

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The month of June is designated as National Safety Month. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), “Now more than ever, safety is crucial both inside and outside the workplace.”

As part of our efforts to join this observance, we will be sharing some helpful tips you can use as we head into summer. From mowing, to severe weather to how to help maintain a safe blood supply, we hope you find the information helpful. For more about t...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Hauled Waste Treatment Services

Liquid waste transport trucks unloading hauled waste at the WRF digesters.

The Des Moines Metropolitan WRF treats over 20,000 loads of hauled waste annually from 2,500 industrial, commercial, and private waste generators across a 4-state region.

With its convenient location in central Iowa and capacity to treat many types of non-hazardous waste using advanced wastewater treatment technologies, the WRF is the preferred disposal facility for hauled waste in Iowa and the surrounding region. The WRF ...

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