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All of the wastewater generated in the City of Ankeny is treated by the Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) at their facility in Des Moines. The Wastewater Utility is responsible for conveying the liquid and solid wastes from your homes and businesses to the WRA's treatment facility. The treated water is then released into the Des Moines River. City staff maintains the collection system and operates the lift stations.

Please visit the Wastewater Reclamation Authority website for more information about the treatment process.

Sewer Emergency

If you experience a sewer back-up in your home or observe a manhole with water coming out of it, please call (515) 963-3538, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

If it is after normal business hours, a weekend, or holiday call Polk County Dispatch at (515) 286-3333.