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 Water & Pollution Control Department

  Water Treatment Plant
1800 E. 13th Street
Ames, Iowa 50010

Lyle Hammes, Superintendent

David Gammon, Assistant Superintendent

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 Water Pollution Control Facility
56797 280th Street
Ames, Iowa  50010

Jim McElvogue, Superintendent

Darrell Hunter, Assistant Superintendent

Water Meter Division
300 E. 5th Street
Ames, IA 50010


David Blumer, Supervisor  DCP_3505

Laboratory Services Division
300 E. 5th Street,
Ames, Iowa  50010

Maryann Ryan, Supervisor


 Administration Division
1800 E. 13th Street
Ames, Iowa  50010


John Dunn, Department Director

Christina Murphy, Assistant Director

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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
1800 E. 13th Street
Ames, IA 50010
Phone:  515-239-5150
Fax:    515-239-5496
Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM, M-F


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Last Updated: August 30, 2017












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