There are no advisories or outages reported at this time.
If you feel there is an outage please call 641-682-8351.
Cold Weather Tips
Wicked winter weather can cause plumbing pipes to freeze and possibly burst, causing flooding
and costly water damage to your home. In extreme cases of cold, or if you have had pipes freeze
in the past let one of your faucets run very slowly. This is most effective with faucets that are
farthest from the point where the main water line enters the house.
Know the location of you water shutoff valve. If a pipe bursts anywhere in the house this valve
turns off all water and could save your home from damage. If you are going away during cold
weather, leave your heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55 degrees F. Have
someone check the property while you are not there. If you plan to turn the heat off, be sure to
drain all water from the pipes, toilets and water heater, and turn off the power source to the water
Our service/construction personnel locate the meter pit by the white plastic remote post. We ask
that customers refrain from getting in meter pits especially during the winter months. If it is an
emergency and you find it necessary to remove the meter pit lid please make sure the frost lid
and meter pit lid are properly replaced to avoid freezing of the water meter.
If you have no water or suspect you have frozen pipes please check the piping inside your
dwelling/building before calling the office to have a service person sent to your property. If the
service person finds the problem is on the customer side of the meter you will be charged a $50 +
tax service charge.
Wapello Rural Water
Wapello Rural Water Association has been satisfying customers since 1976. We strive to provide a quality product that will meet the needs and demands of all our users. The original system began in Wapello and northern Davis counties and later extended into Jefferson, Keokuk, Washington and portions of others. Along with those counties we serve the needs of many cities and towns within our service area and provide wastewater services to Floris, Kirkville, Chillicothe and Crawfordsville. The association is now approaching 7,000 members. In 2005 a water treatment plant was constructed and currently produces and pumps an average of 25 million gallons of water monthly.