City of Dubuque News Release

Dubuque 2019 Water Quality Report Available

Denise Ihrig, Water Department Manager

June 18, 2019 – 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 2018.  

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 treated water is distributed through more than 320 miles of water mains, that can be controlled by over 8,000 control valves. The City’s water supply is available to the over 2,900 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 large 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! 

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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