City of Bondurant Lifts Water Use Restrictions; Encourages Wise Water Use Practices to Continue

For immediate release July 15, 2021

The City of Bondurant today has lifted stage one of its Water Shortage Plan effective immediately because of reduced customer demand and lessening drought conditions.

Last month, the City of Bondurant and Des Moines Water Works, the entity in which Bondurant receives its water, implemented a 25 percent reduction in lawn watering, stage one of the metro’s plan, when customer demand caused Des Moines Water Works’ treatment plants to operate at more than 90 percent of capacity.

The city of Bondurant appreciates collective efforts to adhere to the request to reduce their water usage and use water wisely. Recent rains have helped from both a river level and customer demand perspective, allowing the restriction to be lifted.

Des Moines Water Works and City Of Bondurant continue to monitor water use and water quality on a daily basis. Conditions can change quickly and could lead to reinstatement of the Water Shortage Plan. Specifically, Des Moines Water Works monitors for microcystin in both the Raccoon and Des Moines rivers on a daily basis. Microcystin is a toxin produced when harmful algae blooms are fueled by nitrogen and phosphorus contamination in surface waters. 

As a result, City of Bondurant encourages all residential and business customers to continue to follow the Wise Water Use odd/even/no Monday lawn watering schedule


The metro area’s Water Shortage Plan could be re-implemented in situations where water quality could affect system demand, or cause pressure, quality, or availability issues.

Water quality can change on a daily basis.

Customers can visit the Des Moines Water Works website: and follow DMWW on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (dsmh2o) for the most up-to-date information.

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