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Decorah Water Department

The City of Decorah Water Department is Responsible for maintenance and operations of 6 City wells, as well as the water main pipes. Our main goal is to assure the people of the City of Decorah that they are drinking high quality water and that the supply is always adequate for drinking, as well as fire protection. The Water Dept. is located at the West end of Water Street at 800 W. Water. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with personnel checking on wells, testing water, and doing rounds on Saturdays, Sundays and all Holidays.

Water Departmentís Personnel:

. Todd Ihde, Water Superintendent
. Rick Bohr, Assistant Water Superintendent
. Dennis Myhre
. Jeremy Carolan
. Jon Young
. Jason Hovey

Water Departmentís Major Responsibilities:

. Repair and maintenance of water mains.
. Repair and maintenance of city sewer lines.
. Keep records of repairs of all water mains, sewer lines, and work done by Contractors.
. Keep records and maintain all wells, booster stations, and lift stations daily.
. Up-date and repair all water meters.
. Read the water meters, record readings and check for high usage.
. Do daily testís on the quality of the City water.
. Have stand-by pumps ready for flood control.
. Mow designated areas throughout the city in the summer, and shovel designated side-walks in the winter.
. Flush, maintain and replace all fire hydrants.
. Assist with development of GIS/GPS Systems.

Water Departmentís Major Equipment:

. Dump Truck
. Back-hoe
. Jet Machine for maintenance of sewer lines
. Van with Sewer Television pan and tilt camera
. Air Compressor
. Stand-by pumps for Flood control
. 125 k.w. stand-by generator
. 2-3-4-and 6 inch pumps

800 W. Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-5171
Fax: (563) 382-8551
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