Water

Hiawatha Water Company was founded in 1949 by Fay M. Clark. The water company was a privately owned company which served 11 customers at the time. It was purchased from Fay M. Clark by The City of Hiawatha in 1960. At that time the residents of Hiawatha voted to set up a Water Board of Trustee to operate the Water Department. Today, the Water Department operates 5 wells, an iron removal plant and two 500,000 gallon elevated storage tanks. We also maintain approximately 40 miles of water main, 400 fire hydrants, 800 water main valves and 2300 water meters. Our average daily demand is approximately 750,000 gallons per day which increases to 1.2 million gallons per day in the summer months. Along with removing iron, we adjust the fluoride, disinfect the water with chlorine and add polyphosphate for corrosion control.

Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

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