About the Department

The Water Department has 1 water superintendent and 5 full-time water operators. The department operates and maintains:
  • 1 million gallon elevated tower
  • 615 fire hydrants
  • Over 1,000 underground main line valves
  • Over 74 miles of underground water main
Water Treatment Plant
The Water Department also operates the water treatment plant located in the southwest part of town. This consists of:
  • A 6 million gallon per day Iron and Manganese Removal Plant
  • 6 Dakota Aquifer Wells that pump from 600 to 1,400 gpms (gallons per minute)
Le Mars Ice Cream Captial of the World water tower with a department truck parked in front of it and
At the Treatment and Field Service Facility Area, there is also a 1.5 million gallon underground reservoir and high service pumping station.