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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: September 21, 2021

WRA Employees Train on Fire Prevention Equipment


The Des Moines Fire Department visited the WRA to provide a hand's on opportunity for WRA Staff to train with a fire extinguishing simulation.

Representatives from the DMFD's Fire Prevention Bureau brought a simulator to the WRF in order to teach proper firefighting techniques to WRA staff.

This training allowed staff to train in a simulated emergency situation and increase safety and pr...