City of Glenwood, Iowa


Drug Take Back – April 27, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. – noon at Hy-Vee Pharmacy in Glenwood

Conservation Order Released – BOIL ORDER STILL IN EFFECT!

GMU has released the conservation order for the City of Glenwood. The BOIL ORDER is still in EFFECT.

HELP WANTED – Parks Deptartment

The City of Glenwood Parks Department is seeking a part-time seasonal recreational employee, mowing and recreational maintenance.

Applications can be picked up at City Hall 5 N. Vine St. or requested via email

Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on April 19, 2019. EOE

HELP WANTED – Street Department

The City of Glenwood Street Department is looking for a part-time seasonal worker. Applicants must have  a valid driver’s license & high school diploma. Mowing/weed eating experience preferred.

Applications can be picked up at City Hall 5 N. Vine Street or requested via email

Applications must be received by April 19, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.  EOE.

Volunteer Sign Up

If you are willing to volunteer, please click the link below to sign up for volunteer opportunities:!/showSignUp/8050d45aead2ea3fe3-mills


Frequently Asked Questions About Boil Water Advisories




Why do I need to boil my water?

During a “boil water advisory”, tap water is not safe for drinking and must be boiled. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.


How can I make my water safe?

During a boil advisory, either use bottled water or bring all tap water to a rolling boil for one minute, and then cool before using. Water should be stored in clean plastic containers and water coolers made of heavy opaque plastic with tight fitting screw lids.  Avoid the use of used milk jugs, juice containers, sports bottles, etc.


When should I use boiled tap water or bottled water?

Boiled tap water or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, baby formula, coffee, and food preparation until further notice. It is also recommended that you wash your hands using soap and either bottled water or boiled tap water.


Can my family take showers or baths with tap water?

The water may be used for showers and bathing as long as no water is swallowed.  It is recommended that children be given a sponge bath using bottled water or water that has been boiled. People with open wounds or who are immune-compromised should avoid showering or bathing in contaminated tap water.


Can I wash dishes using tap water?

Dishes and utensils should be washed using bottled water or water that has been boiled.


Can I give my pet tap water?

Pets are not normally affected by the same diseases as humans, however caution would suggest giving pets bottled water or boiled tap water.


What if I operate a restaurant?

When a “boil water order” is issued by the DNR, the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) requires that precautions be taken by all food service establishments in the affected areas.  For more information about the operation of food service establishments during a water boil order, please contact DIA’s Food and Consumer Safety Bureau at (515) 281-6538.


Other questions?

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.


Information provided in part by: DNR


Mills County Emergency Management has been informed of a Boil Order issued by Glenwood Municipal Utilities (GMU). This Order is effective beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. In response to the electrical outage at their Glenwood Water Treatment Facility, GMU will be adding water to their system to assure ongoing availability for customers. Water should be boiled prior to any type of consumption, and is safe to use for bathing, and household activities. Conservation of water is still required.

Drinking water is available at no cost and can be picked up at the Glenwood City Hall -5 N. Vine St, Glenwood, IA. Any questions or concerns regarding this order may be directed to GMU at 712-527-4868.

Water Bottle Recycling Available

Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Red River Waste and the City of Glenwood is bringing in a recycling container later today (March 19, 2019). The container will be located at the city ball fields on Vine Street, our hope is to limit the amount of plastic bottles added to our landfill.

Please put ONLY water bottles into the container, if ANY trash is found in the container it will ALL have to go to the landfill!!!

Please report any misuse to the Glenwood Police Department at 712-527-4844.