Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority, Iowa

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The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) faces several infrastructure challenges. One of the primary challenges is maintaining and upgrading aging infrastructure, including pipes and treatment facilities. Another challenge is meeting increasingly strict regulatory requirements, particularly for nutrient removal. In addition, the WRA must balance the need to provide reliable wastewater treatment services with the need to manage costs for its customers. Finally, the WRA must plan for and adapt to changing weather patterns and increased precipitation, which can impact the capacity and effectiveness of its treatment facilities.

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


WRF Aeration Improvements


“The project will convert the existing 4-pass nitrifying activated sludge process system to include an anoxic/anaerobic zone in pass one of
each basin, and the project will replace corroded electrical conduits, replace existing membrane disc air diffusers and associated piping,
and replace the existing four 2,000 HP process air blowers.”



Not Started


WRF Disinfection Improvements (on hold)


“The project will construct a new effluent pump station at the existing chlorination contact tanks to discharge flow from the WRF in high Des Moines River
conditions. In addition, the project will construct a new disinfection facility at the east end of the WRF to provide disinfection for the future capacity of the WRF.”



Not Started


WRF Parallel Pipe and Mixing Structure (on hold)


“The project consists of the installation of a parallell 60-inch pipeline between the roughing filter control chamber and the secondary treatment facilities
along with a structure to connect and mix flows.”



Not Started


WRA Common Trunk


“An approximately 11,700 foot 54-inch diameter sewer pipeline paralleling the original WRA Common Trunk located in Windsor Heights,
West Des Moines and Des Moines.”



Not Started


WRF Secondary Treatment


“This improvement includes adding two additional aeration basins and four final clarifiers, modifying existing aeration facilties, and all site facilities to enhance the existing
conventional activated sludge process.”



Not Started

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  3. The plan for financing the projects
  4. A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
  5. Justification for the project
  6. Explanation of expenses for the project
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