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Ottumwa, IA Transportation

Nearby Metropolitan Cities by Distance
Des Moines, IA: 84 Miles
Cedar Rapids, IA: 105 Miles
Omaha, NE: 222 Miles
Kansas City, MO: 222 Miles
Lincoln, NE: 277 Miles
St. Louis, MO: 277 Miles
Chicago, IL: 286 Miles
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: 327 Miles
Milwaukee, WI: 377 Miles
Detroit, MI: 570 Miles


Highways Serving Area
US Highways 63 and 34; State Highway 149
Divided 4-Lane Highway Serving Bus. Hwy. 63 to St. Hwy. 163 West (Oskaloosa, Pella, Des Moines) and U.S. Hwy. 34 East (Fairfield, Mt. Pleasant, Burlington)

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (Main Line); AMTRAK Passenger Train; Iowa, Chicago, and Eastern Railroad (Main Line)

Nearest Ports: Burlington, Iowa (65 Miles); Muscatine, Iowa (101 Miles)
Major Waterway: Mississippi River

Motor Freight Carriers (Intrerstate & Intrastate)
Ottumwa Terminals: Con Way Central, Roadway Express, Yellow Freight
Working Ottumwa Market: ABF Freight Systems, Alexander Truck Lines, Barr Nunn Trucking, Harold Dickey Transport, D.R.S. Transport, Elliott Transport, Swift, Warren, Airland, Standard Forwarding, Don Hummer, GNF Express, Ken Hite Trucking, Jacobson Trucking, Gary Jenkins Corp., CH Robinson, Jerry Rozenboom Trucking

City Transit System
Bus System: Ottumwa Transit Authority

Local Commerical Service: None
Commerical Service within 90 Miles: Des Moines (Air Tran, Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Continental, Delta, Frontier, United, US Airways)

Ottumwa Regional Airport
Runway 13-31: 5885' long x 150' wide
Runway 04-22: 4100' long x 100' wide Paved, 200,000 lbs. gross weight)
Instruments: Category 1 Instrument System (ILS)
Charter or Full FBO Services: Yes, provided by Ottumwa Flying Services and MCS Charter
Hangar Space: Up to Falcon 50 Jet

Parcel Service

Ottumwa, IA Utilities


Daily Newspaper:
The Ottumwa Courier, The Ottumwa Evening Post (online only)

Out of Town Papers:
The Des Moines Register, USA Today, Wall Street Journal

Radio Stations:

Local Television Stations:

Satellite Television:
DirectTV, Dish Network

Cable Television:

Telephone Service:
Qwest Communications

Internet Services:
RE Wireless DSL, Mediacom High Speed, MCG, FirstNet, KDS, Qwest, State Wireless, PCSIA, Affinity Business Solutions LLC, Lisco Corporation

Supplier: Alliant Energy Company
Source: Coal, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Hydro

Natural Gas
Supplier: Mid American Energy

Supplier: Ottumwa Water Works
Source: Des Moines River
Maximum Daily Capacity: 14 Million Gallons/Day
Peak Load: 9.5 Million Gallons/Day
Storage Capacity (Overhead/Ground): 7.5 Million Gallons
Water Cost Industrial (e.g. 100,000 Gallons): $200 Total Cost

Storm Sewer Coverage: 80%
Sanitary Sewer Coverage: 98%
Type: Activated Sludge
Capacity: 6 Million Gallons/Day
Present Average Load: 4.8 Million Gallons/Day
Solid Waste Disposal: 30 to 50 Yrs. Remaining Capacity
Sewage Cost Industrial (e.g. 100,000 Gallons): $401.16 Total Cost

Other Fuels
Fuel Oil Distributor Bob Lancaster Oil Company
Coal Source Burlington Northern Santa Fe
LP Gas Distributors Dixon's LP, Hamilton Propane

Solid Waste
Curb-Side Pickup and Recycling Yes

Ottumwa, IA Environmental

Natural Resources
Iowa truly lives up to its image of being an industrial agricultural state. Iowa ranks #1 in the nation in swine productionwith 29.6 million hogs raised and processed each year. Wapello County farmers produce over 32,000 swine per year and the 10-county region produced 644,521 hogs in 2004. Cargill Meat Solutions Excel plant in Ottumwa processes over 3 million hogs per year. Iowa produces 2 billion bushels of corn per year and the 10-county region produced 100.6 million bushels in 2004. Iowa produced 497 million bushels of soybeans in 2004 with 27.8 million bushels produced in the 10-county area. There are 8,650 farms with 2.677 million acres of land in agricultural production in the 10-county region.