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About Us

Center Junction: Wastewater: The (former) City of Center Junction (Jones County) is the site of the first EIRUSS public wastewater system. The community was previously served by private septic systems. The system has been in operation since 2008. The project was funded with a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) and a grant and loan from the USDA Rural Development.

Center Junction: Water: The City of Center Junction (Jones County) discontinued in June 2015. EIRUSS assumed the ownership and operation of the formerly City-owned and operated municipal water system as part of the City’s discontinuance. The water system was originally constructed in 1909 with a well added in 1939. The system had a major upgrade in 2012 that replaced the storage reservoir and control system and added a back-up generator and chemical feed system. The 2016 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) may be accessed here.

Petersburg: In 2005, a preliminary engineering report was completed for the unincorporated community of Petersburg (Delaware County) for a public wastewater system. Currently the community is being served by private septic systems. EIRUSS is seeking funding for the project.

Leisure Lake: In 2005, a preliminary engineering report was completed for the community of Leisure Lake (Jackson County) for a public wastewater system. Currently the community is being served by private septic systems. EIRUSS applied for and received a WIRB (Watershed Improvement Review Board) grant from the Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship in 2006, which was extended twice and has a current end date of September 30, 2013. EIRUSS received a USDA Rural Development loan and grant in December 2011 completing the funding package and allowing the project to move forward. The project is projected to start construction in late spring 2012 with construction requiring one year for completion. Frequently asked questions related to this project | Jackson County Ordinance #250 | Jackson County Board of Health Resolution #100 | Financial Assistance for Homeowners connecting to Sewer System

Elvira: In 2006, a preliminary engineering report was completed for the community of Elvira (Clinton County) for a public wastewater system. Currently the community is being served by private septic systems. EIRUSS is seeking funding for the project.

Fairview: : (Jones County) The unincorporated community of Fairview near the intersection of US Highway 151 and Iowa Highway 1 in rural Jones County is the site of the second EIRUSS public wastewater system. The community was previously served by private septic systems. The system has been in operation since December 2011. The project was funded with a grant and loan from the USDA Rural Development. EIRUSS is working with the USDA to secure additional funding to expand the system to the north and add fourteen additional customers.

Andover: The city of Andover (Clinton County) is the site of the only EIRUSS public water system. The City was previously served by individual private wells. The project has been in operation since January 2009. The project was funded with a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) and a grant and loan from the USDA Rural Development.

Lake Delhi: In 2008, a preliminary engineering report was completed for the unincorporated community of Lake Delhi (Delaware County) for a public wastewater system. Currently the community is being served by private septic systems. EIRUSS is seeking funding for the project, however the project status remains uncertain until the reconstruction of the breached Lake Delhi dam is determined.

Morley: The City of Morley (Jones County) is in the early stages of developing a public wastewater system. A preliminary engineering report was completed in early 2012. The City in conjunction with EIRUSS will begin seeking funding once the report is approved by the Iowa DNR and USDA RD. Currently the community is being served by private septic systems.