2019 Consumer Confidence Report

2019 Consumer Confidence Report

Des Moines Water Works’ annual Consumer Confidence Report is now available: 2019 CCR

This annual water quality report summarizes the results of our water monitoring program as required by the EPA during 2018.  If you are unable to view the report or would like a copy mailed to you, please contact us at 515-962-1200 or wwd@warrenwaterdistrict.com.


Water Rate Increase

Effective April 1, 2019, the water rates will increase.

The District will be increasing the minimum monthly water bill by $1.00 with the exception of the City of St. Charles with a minimum increase of $1.50.

This cost increase is needed to off-set the 7% increase the District will spend in purchasing water wholesale from Des Moines Water Works.

The new rate will be payable beginning with your May 2019 water bill. If you have any questions please contact our office at 515-962-1200 or toll free 1-866-962-1200.  The rate charts are posted under our Rates tab of this website.

Warren Water District


It’s about that time of year again…….Every winter we have a few customers experience frozen water meters due to their meter not being protected from the freezing Iowa temperatures.  An insulation pillow has been installed in everyone’s meter pit.  This helps protect the meter against freezing during the cold months.  This pillow can be dislodged sideways by high ground water or by someone not inserting the pillow properly after inspecting for a possible leak.  Please help keep District costs down by preventing meter and regulator freeze-ups by insuring the pillow is lying flat and not sideways and that the lid is properly in place.  Once you inspect your pit, let any snow that falls cover it.  Snow acts as insulation, so don’t disturb it.  Should you have any concerns about your meter pit please let us know.

Increase in Charges

The District Board of Directors approved raising some of the non-water charges effective January 1, 2019.

The charges that will be effected are:

Charge Current Charge New Charge
Service Termination $40.00 $50.00
Non-Emergency Service Assistance/During Business Hours $40.00 $50.00
Non-Emergency After Hours Reconnect $75.00 $100.00
Frozen/Burst Water Meter $40.00 plus material cost $50.00 plus material cost
Return Funds Fee $20.00 $30.00
Pit Tamper Fee (cut padlock, bypass meter and/or regulator, etc.) $100.00 $200.00

See Rules and Regulations for full list of Service Fees.

Sewer Rates

Bevington and Peru Sewer Customer,

Starting January 1st 2019 the rates for the sewer system will increase.  This increase is due to a couple factors.  In the past, the rates have not been able to completely cover the total operations, maintenance, and payroll expenses for the sewer system.  Starting in January the increase will move Bevington and Peru towards having the sewer rates cover all of the sewer expenses.  This will be a multiyear process with incremental increases every year to get the rates where they are able to completely cover costs.  This will be started off by increasing the monthly minimum, and also increase the per thousand gallon charge for anything over 3,000 gallons.  (See “rates” on this site for new rates.)

The sewer systems are in great working order and no major expenses are foreseen. Warren Water is continually striving to keep costs down with routine maintenance.  The best way you can help to keep costs low is to only discharge acceptable materials in the sewer system.

Warren Water District