Public Works General Info

    The Van Meter Public Works department provides many services to residents and businesses within city limits.

    Functions of Public Works include operating the city water system, sewer system, street maintenance, building and grounds maintenance, cemetery maintenance, and equipment purchase and maintenance for the city. In addition, employees perform related duties as required.

    Iowa One Call 

    1-800-292-8989 or

    Call 48 Hours BEFORE You Dig!!

    Digging: Iowa law states that before beginning any outdoor project that involves digging, you must call Iowa One Call at 1-800-292-8989 in order to minimize the risk of damaging any type of underground utility. The service is free of charge.

    Visit their website at

    Irrigation Meters

    Irrigation Meter Procedure – Ordinance
    Irrigation Info 2015

    The following information comes from an article in the Midwest

    The Safe Drinking Water Trust eBulletin is an online guide to accurate and useful information for people involved with community water systems.

    For more information on The Safe Drinking Water Trust, their website can be viewed at

    General Info About Van Meter Water

    Well Avg Depth (ft):




    Rated Capacity (mgd):


    Temp Range (F):


    Avg Capacity (mgd):


    Connection Fee:


    Peak Demand (mgd):


    Cost/min of 2,000 gal. or less


    Storage Capacity (gal):


    Major Source:


    Hardness (ppm)



    Inside City Limits
    $20.22 for 2,000 gallons;
    $4.61 per 1,000 thereafter

    Outside City Limits
    $51.04 for 2,000 gallons'
    $11.64 per 1,000 thereafter

    These are the established rates and charges for the use of and for the service supplied by the municipal water utility based upon the meter readings of the amount of water consumed within city limits.