Water & Pollution Control

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 Water & Pollution Control Department

  Water Treatment Plant
300 E. 5th Street,
Bldg. 1
Ames, Iowa 50010
515-239-5150

Lyle Hammes, Superintendent

David Gammon, Assistant Superintendent

 WTP concrete sign w landscaping

 Water Pollution Control Facility
56797 280th Street
Ames, Iowa  50010
515-232-7423

Jim McElvogue, Superintendent

Darrell Hunter, Assistant Superintendent

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Water Meter Division
300 E. 5th Street,
Bldg. 2
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5151

 

David Blumer, Supervisor  DCP_3505

Laboratory Services Division
300 E. 5th Street,
Bldg. 2
Ames, Iowa  50010
515-239-5150

Maryann Ryan, Supervisor

 

 lab
 Administration Division
300 E. 5th Street,
Bldg. 1
Ames, Iowa  50010
515-239-5150

 

John Dunn, Department Director

Christina Murphy, Assistant Director

 Admin front

 

What does Water and Pollution Control Do?

From your toilets and sinks to the sewers and streams, we ensure Ames has quality water. The water you drink goes through many processes before it lands in your cup.

 

The process starts by collecting water from Squaw and Skunk River Valley shallow groundwater aquifers (or underground layers of water) and treating the water, making it potable (drinkable). Once treated, the water is distributed throughout the City into homes and businesses. The cycle is then completed when water from your showers, sinks, and toilets enters the sewer system and travels to the wastewater facility where it is treated before returning to the lakes and streams, creating a healthy environment.

Aside from providing and treating water, the Water and Pollution Control Department also maintains the City’s water meters and operates the first laboratory in Iowa certified by the IDNR for water and wastewater regulatory analyses.

John R. Dunn, Director
Water & Pollution Control Department
300 E. 5th Street
Ames, IA 50010
Phone:  515-239-5150
Fax:    515-239-5251
Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM, M-F

 

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Last Updated: November 23, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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