Water Department's Personnel:

  • Todd Ihde, Water Superintendent   25 years of service
  • Rick Bohr, Assistant Water Superintendent   32 years of service
  • Dennis Myhre   44 years of service
  • Jeremy Carolan   16 years of service
  • Jon Young   9 years of service
  • Jason Hovey   4 years of service

Water Department's Major Responsibilities:

  • Repair and maintenance of water mains.
  • Repair and maintenance of city sewer lines.
  • Keep records of repairs of all water mains, sewer lines, and work done by Contractors.
  • Keep records and maintain all wells, booster stations, and lift stations daily.
  • Up-date and repair all water meters.
  • Read the water meters, record readings and check for high usage.
  • Do daily test’s on the quality of the City water.
  • Have stand-by pumps ready for flood control.
  • Mow designated areas throughout the city in the summer, and shovel designated side-walks in the winter.
  • Flush, maintain and replace all fire hydrants.
  • Assist with development of GIS/GPS Systems.

Water Department Contact:

800 W. Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-5171
Fax: (563) 382-8551
E-mail: decwat@decorahia.org or toddihde@yahoo.com

Water Department's Major Equipment:

  • Dump Truck
    Water Dept Dump Truck
    Dump Truck
  • Jet Machine for maintenance of sewer lines
    Water Dept Jet Truck
    Jet Truck
  • Stand-by pumps for Flood control 
    2" Flood pumps
    2" Pumps


  • Back-hoe 
    Water Dept Backhoe
  • Van with Sewer Television pan and tilt camera 
    Sewer Camera setup
    Sewer Camera Van
  • Vac Trailer 
    Vac Trailer
    Vac Trailer


  • Uni-Loader
    Uniloader(shared between Depts)
    Uni-loader(shared between Depts)
  • Air Compressor
  • 125 KW Standby Generator 
    125 KW Generatro
    Standby Generator
  • 2-3-4-and 6 inch pumps 
    4" Flood Pump
    Honda 4 Inch Pump On Trailer