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You can trust THORPE WATER DEVELOPMENT COMPANY for all your water needs

TRUST It is a characteristic that cannot be bought or acquired over night. A business can only earn a reputation for trustworthiness by consistently demonstrating over time that it treats its customers fairly and honestly.

Since its origination in 1960, Thorpe Water Development started as a family owned water supply company serving new rural housing developments a Public Water Supply where municipal water was not available. A Public Water Supply consists of systems serving 15 taps or 25 people at least 60 days per year. This requiring monitoring and sampling of each system as mandated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources under the systems Operation Permit as well as under the Safe Drinking Water Act. These systems eliminated the need for homeowners to construct their own individual water supply and aided to improve the safety and quality of the water consumed. The systems are run in much the same fashion as a municipality, all samples are analyzed by a state certified laboratory and results are submitted as required under their permits to the state. This makes Thorpe Water a unique operation, having the expertise and the certified personnel to operate with the laws. Today Thorpe Water Development owns 7 private water systems and contract operates 8 additional systems throughout Polk and Dallas County. In addition to the water systems we also contract maintenance and operate 4 wastewater lagoon systems.

We employ 14 full time and 2 part-time employees. Our personnel are state certified and under go continuing education to comply with their certifications. Since the beginning, we have worked diligently toward creating a special bond with our customers. We believe the quality of customer service makes a business.

Throughout the years Thorpe has been involved with well construction and continues to provide quality pump and well service repair and well abandonment. We also specialize in water treatment; this is an expanding service. As public knowledge for safe drinking water becomes more prevalent in todays society, the demand for water treatment has grown along with it. The constant changing policies on water treatment require ongoing schooling and research to stay abreast of all the new techniques and treatment available. With our vast knowledge of water and water treatment, we are the experts you can trust to design and install a water system to meet your needs whether its residential or commercial.

Our most recent venture is with Geo Thermal drilling for residential homes as well as commercial needs. This is becoming the most cost effective way of heating and cooling.

Our office is located at 1485 N.E. 70th Avenue, Ankeny, Iowa. We are proud of our personnel and their ability to give fast, courteous, and affordable service for all your water needs. Thorpe Water Development Company has spent 51 years educating, expanding and obtaining customer TRUST and SATISFACTION in the water field. Give us a call; let the experts see what they can do for you!