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Water Services Engineers Present at IAMU Workshop

December 8, 2022

Ryan Norman (pictured) and Miriam Martens were presenters at the IAMU Water/Wastewater Operator’s Training Workshop in Ankeny, IA on December 7. Norman presented “Sanborn & Iowa Lakes Regional Water Case Study” and Martens spoke on “Wastewater Hydraulic 101”.

South Dakota Rural Water’s Annual Technical Conference January 14-16 in Pierre

January 9, 2020

This group of engineers will be attending the conference January 14-16. Stop by our booth on Wednesday, January 15, talk to our engineers and learn what we can do for you!


Drinking Water System Design Engineer

November 2, 2018

DGR Engineering currently has career opportunities in its Water Services Department. DGR’s Water Services Department specializes in the design of wells, water treatment, pumping, storage, and distribution systems for rural water systems and municipalities throughout the region. Typical projects involve studies and cost estimates for improvement or expansion of existing rural or municipal water systems followed by the design, bidding, and construction administration of the facilities that are part of the project.

We are seeking Civil Engineering graduates (MS preferred) with an emphasis in water supply, treatment, pumping, storage and distribution system design course work. Typical work assignments involve design, plan preparation, construction administration, and construction observation. Knowledge of Excel and AutoCAD computer design software is desired. Experience with water distribution system modeling software and GIS software would be a plus. Communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of clients are important. Applicant must be willing to relocate to within commuting distance of Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Our firm offers a competitive salary and benefits package with opportunities for advancement and ownership in a challenging and professional work environment. Qualified individuals should apply below.

Pipeline Construction

October 12, 2018

Construction of the North Core Pipeline project consisted of approximately 70 miles of pipeline from near Ft. Pierre to Philip, four ground storage reservoirs, and four pump stations.  The project included 12-inch through 16-inch diameter pipe, valves, stream crossings, and miscellaneous appurtenant work.  The pipeline route followed the route of Highways 14/34 with some cross-country segments.  Stream crossings were installed using a directional boring method as to avoid disturbance to fish and wildlife.  The pipeline system was designed for over 1,700 gpm and brought water service to rural customers and small communities in western South Dakota.

Water Storage Tank Repainting

October 12, 2018

The Morningside elevated water storage tank has been providing water service to Sioux City residents and businesses since 1958. DGR Engineering evaluated the condition of the existing coatings to determine an appropriate maintenance strategy. The selected strategy is expected to provide excellent corrosion protection to the structure for 25-30 years into the future.

The residential location of the tank caused the City to include a containment shroud as a project requirement. The shroud successfully prevented blasting debris and paint from drifting off-site to neighboring properties.

In just under four months, the tank was drained, sandblasted, and nearly 1,900 gallons of paint applied to over 100,000 square feet of surface area.  The tank was then returned to service.