Conceptual Design Open House


Posted on October 16, 2015

The Project Team has used background information gathered from the first Open House in March 2015, along with investigations of the existing sewer system, to prepare a recommended conceptual design. Join us to learn more about the recommended concept at an Open House on October 27th, 2015.


The public open house will be held at the Polk County North Senior Center; Park Fair Mall, Suite 5; 100 Euclid Avenue from 5:30pm - 7:30pm on October 27th.


Project Launch


Posted on March 9, 2015

City of Des Moines is initiating a new Project for the Lower Oak Park and Highland Park neighborhoods. The Project is included in the City’s Long Term Control Plan developed to eliminate combined sewer overflows (CSO). The Lower Oak Park and Highland Park Sewer Separation Project is located along the Des Moines River, north of downtown. Currently, stormwater in this area is collected and conveyed by both separate storm sewer and combined sewer systems. The combined storm sewer and sanitary sewer flows are conveyed to the Birdland Pump Station on Saylor Drive, south of the marina. The sewage flows are pumped to the WRA treatment facility


The Lower Oak Park and Highland Park Sewer Separation Project will remove storm water inlets from the combined sewer system. Approximately 10,000 linear feet of new storm sewer is anticipated to be constructed. The anticipated cost of the Project is $11.8 million.


To keep the public informed about the Project, the City of Des Moines has developed a Project website to help serve as a tool for current information about the Project, upcoming events and to provide opportunity to submit a comment to the Project team.