Des Moines Sewer Project Underscores Commitment To Infrastructure, Flood Control

November 2012, Vol. 67, No. 11

“We learned from other cities what to do and what not to do,” O’Keefe says. “Working together with the city engineers, we were able to plan ahead and coordinate efforts. As a result of the project, flood control is much better for the businesses and residents of downtown Des Moines; and it’s incorporated into the Riverwalk project, often disguised as part of the attraction. These flood control improvements, all part of the overall Riverwalk design, also allowed for removal of grass mounds that largely blocked the view of the river from street level. The project is ongoing; we view it as something that will always be evolving.”


Doosan Equipment, (877) 613-7970,
H&W Contracting LLC, (605) 339-8834,
Rognes Bros. Excavating Inc., (641) 592-8932,