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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Major Segment of WRA Ingersoll Run Sewer Separation Project Nears Completion

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Segment 1 of the WRA's Ingersoll Run Project is nearing completion several months ahead of schedule. All intersections entering downtown from W MLK Jr. Pkwy have opened and road reconstruction is set to be completed in spring of 2024.

DES MOINES, IOWA – Wednesday, November 22, 2023 – A major segment of the Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority's (WRA) EPA-mandated Ingersoll Run Sewer Separation Project is neari...

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Posted on: August 1, 2021

Wastewater Of Over 500,000 Iowans Being Tested For Covid-19 And Variants

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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 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: October 2, 2023

WRA Represents Iowa for First Time in WEFTEC Ops Challenge

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Meet the WRA Reclaimers, the first team of wastewater operators to represent the State of Iowa at WEFTEC's Operations challenge this year in Chicago.

The 18 member communities in the Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) are served by an extremely talented group of professionals who keep our rivers, lakes and streams cleaner by treating wastewater with the best technology and l...

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Posted on: July 11, 2023

New Birdland Pump Station Will Improve Wastewater Capacity, Eliminate Combined Sewer Overflow

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A brand-new Birdland Pump Station is being constructed in the 1800 Block of Saylor Road to meet growing capacity needs and eliminate a combined sewer overflow at the current station, which was built in 1964.

 

DES MOINES, IOWA – Tuesday, July 11, 2023 – A brand-new Birdland Pump Station is being constructed in the 1800 Block of Saylor Road to meet growing capacity needs in the area. The project also results from the WRA’s co...

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Posted on: February 20, 2023

WRA Recognized at NACWA Award Ceremony

Tim Runde and James Beck accept the Workforce Development Award on behalf of the WRA

The WRA received two awards during a ceremony at the NACWA 2023 Winter Conference in Sonoma, CA.

The Des Moines Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) was honored with two National Environmental Achievement Awards at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) 2023 Winter Conference.

Training Specialist Tim Runde and Engineering Manager J...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

WRA Celebrates 50 Years of Clean Water Act

50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

50 years ago, the Clean Water Act changed wastewater management forever. Today, see how it still affects everything we do at the WRA.

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