Dubuque 2020 Water Quality Report Available
Denise Ihrig, Water Department Manager
June 16, 2020 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The City of Dubuque Water Department has published the annual water quality reports for the Dubuque water supply. The City met all state and federal water quality requirements and had no drinking water violations in 2019.
The complete report is available online at www.cityofdubuque.org/2020waterquality. Printed copies of the Dubuque water quality report will be available at several locations including City Hall (50 West 13th St.), the Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 West 11th St.), and the Multicultural Family Center (1157 Central Ave.).
The City of Dubuque’s Eagle Point Water Plant sources water from aquifers and produces an average 6.5 million gallons of treated water per day. The treated water is distributed through more than 325 miles of water mains, that can be controlled by over 7,750 control valves. The City’s water supply is available to the over 2,541 fire hydrants and to more than 23,500 service connections. “Providing high quality drinking water to our community is a tremendous responsibility. Our Water Department staff takes care in treating and distributing the City’s water supply, and pride in delivering it to our customers at an affordable cost,” said City of Dubuque Water Department Manager Denise Ihrig.
When compared to the other six largest cities in Iowa that soften their drinking water, Dubuque has the second-lowest rate, that translates to $30.72 per month for the average household usage of 6,000 gallons, or simply stated, 51 cents per 100 gallons.
For more information, call The City of Dubuque Water Department at 563-589-4291 or visit www.cityofdubuque.org/water.
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