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Unveiling the "History of the Ames Water Department"
In 2014, current W&PC Director John Dunn approached retired W&PC Director Harris Seidel about writing a 10- to 15-page report on the history of the Ames Water Department. Harris responded that if he was going to do it, he was going to do it right....he was going to write a book! And he did!
On August 16, 2016 Harris was bestowed the honor of opening the first box of books that had been delivered to the Water Plant earlier in the week. With his daughter Jean (who hails from West Virginia) and W&PC staff (current and retired) watching, Harris cut open the first box, presenting the first copy of the book to John Dunn.
History of the Ames Water Department by Harris Seidel
Updated on 01/08/2019 8:29 AM
History of the Ames Water Department by Harris Seidel book signing