City of Dubuque News Release

Dubuque 2018 Water Quality Report Available

Denise Ihrig, Water Department Manager

June 28, 2018 -- For Immediate Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The City of Dubuque Water Department has published the annual water quality reports for the Dubuque water supply.  The drinking water met all state and federal water quality requirements and had no drinking water violations in 2017.  

The complete report is available online at Printed copies of the Dubuque water quality report are 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 to 7.2 million gallons of treated water per day. The plant has the capacity to produce up to 18 million gallons per day and the City’s current wells have the capacity to pump up to nearly 24 million gallons per day. Dubuque’s water distribution system consists of over 325 miles of water mains, over 8,000 control valves, almost 2,900 fire hydrants, and over 23,500 service connections. “Providing safe drinking water to our community is a tremendous responsibility.  We are very proud of the high quality of our water supply and our ability to deliver it to customers at an affordable cost,” said City of Dubuque Water Department Manager Denise Ihrig.  

When compared to the other six large cities in Iowa that soften their drinking water, Dubuque has the fourth-lowest rate at $29.28 (FY19).  That monthly rate translates to just 49 cents for 100 gallons of drinking water.  

The water department welcomes visitors for scheduled tours of the Eagle Point Water Plant.  For additional information, please call 563-589-4291 or visit

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