Anamosa State Penitentiary

Anamosa, Iowa

Anamosa State Penitentiary

Some facilities become like cities within themselves, requiring specialized water treatment plants. That’s the case for Anamosa State Penitentiary. IIW came alongside its leaders to develop a new water treatment plan for the maximum-security penitentiary prison that serves nearly 1,500 people on 16 acres in east central Iowa.

Meeting the needs of the penitentiary included the thoughtful design and construction of two water supply wells, a 750,000-gallon water storage reservoir, waterworks pumping facility, and a new well house to serve the facility’s more than 1,100 inmates and nearly 400 staff members.

IIW’s environmental engineers designed multiple new pumping, piping and storage components of the plant to tie into the existing water distribution system for the penitentiary. IIW also provided the heating and ventilating design work associated with the buildings.