Wells #5 and #7 Updates

Gingerich Well and Pump Service, LLC is setting up to begin drilling the new Well #7 at 14th St and Edens Ave.  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is expected to issue permits this week and Gingerich will begin the drilling operation when the permits are issued.  There will be noise generated by the operation which will include various pieces of equipment, drill rig, pumps, generators, pipe moving equipment, and other noises associated with construction.  Due to the nature of the operation and the soil types encountered, the drilling operation will likely extend into a 24 hour/day operation to keep the scheduled completion time fram as short as possible.  We appreciate your patience in this matter as construction progresses.


Well #5 is once again fully operational with a new pump. The capacity for this new pump is higher that the previous one. This well has had no detectable PFAS recorded in a test as recent as December 19, 2023. Since coming back online, the flow of water in the system has once again reversed so we ask that you continue to monitor your water for any discoloration. We did not receive any complaints of discolored water while well 5 was down, which is a very promising sign. It is still better to be safe.


Well 7 will begin drilling soon. This will be another deep well where there is no detectable PFAS. This site is on 3 acres of land the City purchased a few years ago. An access road will be going in which will combine the two Edens subdivisions that border the 3 acres. Eventually there will be land that the City will sell for development and the relocation of Lum Park will be on the eastern side of the new road. The Park Strategic Plan calls for this area to have an inclusive playground for children of all abilities. We look forward to that whole project coming together in the next few years.  

Well #5 Planned Outage Letter
Well 5 Planned outage letter.pdf
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Blocked RR Crossings

If you encounter any of these RR crossings that have been blocked by a train for an extended period of time, or if you have any other RR issues, please call this number and report the crossing ID on the blue sign.  1-800-716-9132


3rd St                   ID# 865-561D                         7th Ave & 5th St    ID# 865-547H

4th Ave & 5th St   ID# 865-544M                         9th Ave & 5th St   ID# 865-549W

5th Ave & 5th St   ID# 865-545U                         13th Ave               ID# 865-560W       


This is what the signs look like:




There is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to discuss the PFAS public notice and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) / 3M memorandum which was recently released. Click the button below for more information. Please visit the FAQ page for the most up to date information including press releases and other data.

Press Release 6-16-23
Here is a press release regarding an agreement between the City of Camanche and 3M regarding the Camanche Water Supply and corrective actions to improve the water quality in regards to PFAS.
press release 6-16-23.pdf
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Community Profile

The City of Camanche offers the best in small town living to all who treasure it’s “hometown” charm. Located on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River, Camanche boasts a thriving local school system, friendly neighbors, and an abundance of recreational activities to satisfy all who live and play here. Couple that with Camanche’s proximity to Clinton, and residents are able to  participate in all the events and activities of a larger community, while still living the small town life!


Camanche Depot

Find out more about the Depot and other Parks & Recreation features by using the button below.



Community Center

The City of Camanche Community Center is avaliable to rent.  Discover the facility here.



City of Camanche

Our business hours

Monday - Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

818 7th Avenue
P.O. Box 77
Camanche, Iowa 52730


563-259-9025  FAX

Spring Newsletter 2024
Spring Newsletter 2024.pdf
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Quick Facts

Population: 4,570
County: Clinton
Median Household Income: $50,804
Median Home Price: $119,800
Median Age: 43.8




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