The City Council recently authorized the City of Grimes to become a founding member of the Central Iowa Water Works (CIWW). We’re answering some common questions to help explain what this means for our residents.
What is the CIWW?
Central Iowa Water Works is an intergovernmental entity. Its sole function will be to supply and sell water to its members to form a regional drinking water system. The goal is to create the strongest and most reliable water system in the metro. A metro-wide system connects all facilities to serve everyone and creates resiliency to safeguard against natural disasters. It provides resiliency in times of drought or water quality challenges and helps jointly plan and prepare for unknown threats to water in the years ahead. It will ensure costs for water are equitably distributed to all water customers across the metro, and it will provide the strongest, most reliable water system for everyone in the growing Des Moines metropolitan area.
Why is Grimes joining?
Joining the CIWW will help Grimes provide the best management of water resources now and in the future for our community. This is crucial as our community continues to expand and water needs will increase.
How will this affect my water?
City of Grimes residents can expect high-quality water.
What other communities are members?
Currently, Ankeny, Clive, Des Moines Water Works, Johnston, Norwalk, Polk City, Urbandale Water Utility, Warren Water District, Waukee, West Des Moines Water Works, and Xenia Rural Water District are involved or expected to join.