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Posted on: April 2, 2020

What Not to Flush

'Flushable' Wipes

All of us here at the WRA would like to remind our Des Moines metro residents that flushable wipes are NOT flushable. This is extremely important to know every day but especially now during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

There are several items that are often flushed, along with flushable wipes, that shouldn’t be so please visit or the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) to learn what goes in the trash can, not the toilet.&a...

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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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Posted on: March 18, 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