Established in 1899, West Des Moines Water Works operated a 12-million gallon per day treatment plant. In addition, the Water Works owns and manages 19 shallow wells, 3 deep wells, 4 water storage reservoirs, 6 booster stations, and 210 miles of water mains.
West Des Moines Water Works is 100 percent funded from water service revenues. No property taxes or other funding sources are used to operate, maintain or expand its operations.
Located at the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 35,West Des Moineshas established a well?deserved reputation as a rapidly growing community with a vibrant economic base and quality of life. The community currently consists of 46.6 square miles located in four counties??Polk,Dallas,Warren, andMadison. Population: 61,648.
Iowa is known for its emphasis on education and routinely has some of the highest performing school districts in the country. West Des Moinesis no exception offering a variety of excellent K?12 educational opportunities including two public school districts and four private schools.
West Des Moines is the 10th largest city inIowa but ranks fourth in retail sales, third in taxable property valuation, and second in hotel/motel tax collections.
The City of West Des Moines has operated under the council-manager form of government since 1964 and has had four City Managers during that time period.
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