The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) is a regional two-tier utility which joins 17 member communities for the purpose of wastewater conveyance and treatment. The following communities constitute the service area of the WRA:
Greenfield Plaza Sanitary Sewer District
Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District
Urbandale-Windsor Heights Sanitary Sewer District
West Des Moines
The WRA was established on July 1, 2004 and is managed by a WRA Director and governed by the WRA Board, consisting of 21 appointed members from the 17 constituent communities. The WRA has an annual budget of approximately $34 million funded through sewer fees paid by member communities.