A municipal water system is operated by the city, along with a lagoon wastewater treatment plant built in 2020. Water meters are read each month around the 25th. The city also handles garbage and recycling pick-up. The City also operates a maintenance building at 618 Main Street, where you can take cardboxes for recycling.  Garbage is picked up  every Wednesday with a few exceptions throughout the year, as we share our garbage truck with Wheatland and Grand Mound. Recycle pick-up is curbside every other Tuesday. New residents can obtain a blue recycle container from the city clerk's office at a cost of $31.00. Customer Utility Deposits are $250 for rental properties and $200 for homeowners. You may obtain the Utility Application Form from the Forms link on the homepage. The City will require an in-person visit to sign up for utilites along with identification and utility deposit. 

The City of Lowden cannot take paint, chemicals of any description, motor oil or cooking oil, fluorescent bulbs, batteries (including car batteries), appliances, TVs or tires. These items may be disposed of correctly at the Cedar County Transfer Station. Please contact the transfer Station at 563-886-6437 for  questions.


City of Lowden 501 Main Street Lowden, IA 52255