Andrew Lundy and Derek Chaplin talk over the wastewater treatment plant improvements project.Teamwork

Project: Cedar Rapids Wastewater

Amount: $5.8 million

City Engineer Andrew Lundy and Project Manager Derek Chaplin have the pleasure of working together to provide a safe way to handle wastewater for the City of Cedar Rapids. Andrew attests that they have the most wastewater of any municipality in Iowa, due to the industrial businesses that surround Cedar Rapids. Providing a means to filter and dispose of the waste properly is a big job.

Both City employees are thankful for the assistance of State Revolving Fund, Clean Water Loans. With the help of this funding, they were able to take existing infrastructure and update it to handle the large volume of wastewater more effectively.


Behind the ScenesDoug Drummey shows off two, new large pipes that will feed clean, drinking water to Council Bluffs.

Project: Council Bluffs Water Works

Amount: $23 million

Doug Drummey has worked for Council Bluffs Water Works longer than he cares to admit. But the knowledge he has about clean, drinking water is incomparable.

As he shows off their new water facility, set to serve a section of the city that currently has very little water pressure, he names off different technologies at work and the process of how it all comes to be drinking water for a citizen of Council Bluffs.

This project, made possible through the State Revolving Fund Drinking Water Construction Loan Program, will change the way residents of Council Bluffs and the surrounding area will receive water, but Doug is most looking forward to better serving his clients and providing for their drinking water needs.


The Cutting EdgeDan Riney and Bob Milroy look at the installation of a state of the art water cleaning system.

Project: Clinton Wastewater

Amount: $46 million

City of Clinton employees Dan Riney and Bob Milroy love to show-off their new wastewater facility. Dan proudly boasts about their use of the latest technology for wastewater treatment, which are above and beyond the national EPA standards.

Anticipating future standards coming from the national arena, the City of Clinton wanted to provide their residents with a wastewater facility that would stretch far into the future. And they have done just that, through the assistance of the State Revolving Fund’s Clean Water Program.

Not only is the cutting edge facility efficient, but it will provide Clinton residents with double the capacity for treating wastewater than in the past.