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  • New Water Treatment Plant Is Now Online

    After years of planning, 35 months of construction, and weeks of testing, the new Ames Water Treatment Plant, 1800 E. 13th St., is now supplying water throughout the community.

    08/16/2017 9:47 AM

  • Rummage RAMPage Raises $14,000; Diverts Tons of Items from Landfill, Helps Non-Profits

    The second annual Rummage RAMPage, a community sale designed to keep reusable items from being thrown away, far surpassed expectations by diverting 77,520 pounds of furniture and housewares from the landfill and raising $14,000 for local non-profit agencies. In its second year, Rummage RAMPage nearly tripled its revenue and increased by 72 percent the amount of diverted materials.

    08/16/2017 9:44 AM

  • New Water Plant Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Open House Planned for August 26

    The Water and Pollution Control Department will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Saturday, August 26, to showcase the newly completed Ames Water Treatment Plant, located at 1800 E. 13th St. The ribbon cutting will be held at 9 a.m., and the open house will continue until 1 p.m. Participants may park at the facility, and overflow parking will be available on the north side of 13th Street at marked parking lots. A shuttle will bring people to the new facility.

    08/11/2017 3:45 PM

  • Mosquito Trapping Reveals Continued West Nile Virus Risk

    Recent testing from Iowa State University and the University Hygienic Lab indicate that mosquitoes from traps at area parks have tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV). While there is a lag time between collecting the samples and the testing, the results suggest mosquitoes with the potential to carry WNV are likely still present in the community.

    08/11/2017 2:25 PM

  • Ames Residents Asked to Share Thoughts on Internet Service Satisfaction

    Ames residents are asked to take a survey on the City’s website to gather information about satisfaction with internet services offered. The survey will ask for an address of a participant’s home or business to identify underserved areas. This information will be shared with Internet providers to guide decisions in service upgrades.

    07/28/2017 11:11 AM

  • West Lincoln Way Widening and Franklin Avenue Signal Project Begins

    Street construction on the West Lincoln Way widening and Franklin Avenue signal project will begin Thursday. The City of Ames has contracted with Con-Struct, Inc., of Ames to widen West Lincoln Way from four lanes to five lanes from South Wilmoth to Marshall Avenues. The project also includes intersection improvements on Franklin Avenue and a new traffic signal.

    07/27/2017 9:22 AM

  • Water Plant Testing May Cause Rusty Water

    Residents may experience rusty water or fluctuations in water pressure this week and over the next several weeks as testing of new infrastructure at the new water plant occurs. Testing could cause rusty water particularly in areas near the new water plant, which is located at 1800 East 13th St.

    07/26/2017 10:48 AM

  • South Third Street Project Begins Partial Closures from South Grand to South Duff

    Road construction continues on South Third Street from South Grand Avenue to South Duff Avenue. The street is completely closed from South Grand Avenue east to South Walnut Street. Two south lanes of South Third Street from South Walnut Street to the alley between South Sherman Avenue and South Duff also are closed to traffic.

    07/25/2017 9:52 AM

  • Sanitary Sewer Project to Continue in West Ames

    Work on the sanitary sewer system in west Ames will resume on Monday, July 24. The City of Ames has contracted with Hydro Klean to line sanitary sewer mains across parts of the community. Contractors will access sanitary sewer lines through adjacent manholes, inflate the liner, and then cure the liner using steam. Once the liner is cured, the contractors will use equipment to cut the liner at locations where individual sanitary sewer services enter the sewer main.

    07/21/2017 5:00 PM

  • Clark Avenue Work Begins Monday

    Street improvements are planned for Clark Avenue beginning on Monday, July 17. Clark Avenue will be closed to all traffic from north of the Lincoln Way intersection to the railroad tracks. No through-access will be allowed at Gilchrist Street. Construction is anticipated to last six to eight weeks.

    07/14/2017 2:36 PM

  • Next Phase for South Third Street Construction Begins July 11

    Road construction on South Third Street from South Grand to South Duff avenues will begin Tuesday, July 11, with traffic control and road closure put into place on Monday, July 10. The City has contracted with Mannatt’s Inc. of Ames to complete street reconstruction and resurfacing, storm water and sanitary sewer improvements, and further improvements to adjacent trails and sidewalks. Residents may notice utility locate flags as the underground utilities are located prior to construction.

    07/07/2017 3:02 PM

  • Mosquito Fogging to Begin June 19

    Mosquito fogging in City parks will begin Monday, June 19, and will continue until the end of September or when mosquito population thresholds are no longer exceeded. Ames residents who are planning large events may call the Parks and Recreation Department and request that a specific park be fogged before their event.

    06/14/2017 11:48 AM

  • ICAAP Applications Available

    The Ames Area MPO is accepting applications for the State of Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program.

    06/23/2017 9:00 AM