Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Royal will soon be out of the water business

Agreement turns all responsibility over to Iowa Lakes Regional Water

Royal council members have agreed to turn responsibility for operating and maintaining the city's water utility over to Iowa Lakes Regional Water.

The possibility of ILRW taking over the water system has been discussed since January. During the process, council members have met with CEO Brad Veit and also held a public hearing to receive input from local residents.

According to discussion on May 10, City Attorney Jill Davis advised that the council could approve the agreement, and then revise the current water and sewer ordinance. The latter action is necessary as ILRW will take over responsib...