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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 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: July 11, 2023

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

Birdland release

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.

Posted on: July 23, 2021

Ingersoll Run Project Details

Learn more about the planned Ingersoll Run construction project timeline and the street closures that will affect traffic around the project.

Although the name of the project lends one to believe that Ingersoll Ave. is going to be impacted, the greatest disruption is going to be along Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy from SW 15th St. to SW 2nd St.

The WRA is currently designing the WRA Ingersoll Run ...

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