MD Comprehensive Plan

The Melcher-Dallas Draft Comprehensive Plan is available for public comment until February 15th. Comments and questions can be directed to Andrew Collings by phone (515) 334-0075 or by e-mail at Comments can also be left at City Hall with Karen.

A paper copy of the plan is available at City Hall or by clicking on the following link:

New Utility Payment Options

Payments for your monthly utilities can now be made through this website.

GovPayNet’s security and privacy policy can be viewed HERE

The steps you will see by clicking the GovPayNet image below are:

FIRST SCREEN: Enter the name your account is under, the account number and the street address.

SECOND SCREEN: Verify information

THIRD SCREEN:  Enter payment amount

FOURTH SCREEN: Enter name and address as it appears on the debit/credit card and card information.  If you would like an email confirmation add your email address.  Once the payment is processed you will see a screen that indicates the payment was accepted. If not accepted verify all information that was keyed and make any corrections.

After Payment is processed the City Hall will receive an email with the payment information.

Payments can be processed 24 hours a day.

Any payment submitted prior to 12:00 P.M. on the 15th of the month will be applied to the account prior to any penalties.

If you have any questions please call City Hall at 641-947-6501.

Additional Offline Payment Options:

City Hall accepts major credit cards and debit cards.

ACH payments are also available by completing necessary forms at City Hall.

Drinking Water Alert

Elevated Fluoride Levels Detected

This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under nine years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2.0 milligrams per liter (mg/l) of fluoride may develop cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth (dental fluorosis). The drinking water provided by the City of Melcher Dallas has a fluoride concentration of 2.4 mg/l as tested.

Dental fluorosis in its moderate or severe forms, may result in a brown staining and or pitting of the permanent teeth. This problem occurs only in developing teeth, before they erupt from the gums. Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove the fluoride to avoid the possibility of staining and pitting of their permanent teeth. You may also want to contact your dentist about proper use by young children of fluoride-containing products. Older children and adults may safely drink the water.

Drinking water containing more than 4.0 mg/l of fluoride (the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water standard) can increase your risk of developing bone disease. Your drinking water does not contain more than 4.0 mg/l of fluoride, but we’re required to notify you when we discover that the fluoride levels in your drinking water exceed 2.0 mg/l because of this cosmetic dental problem.

For more information, please call the City of Melcher Dallas at 641-947-6501. Some home water treatment units are also available to remove fluoride from drinking water. In Iowa, home water treatment units are regulated under 641—Chapter 14, with the water treatment unit registration program administered by the Iowa department of public health’s environmental health division. In addition, you may call the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International, at 1-877-867-3435.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by Melcher Dallas Water Dept.

PWSID#: _6300099 Date distributed:  December 20, 2017

Oral Health
Kevin Wooddell
Lucas State Office
321 E 12th
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075


2015 Water Quality Report

Notice to Citizens of Melcher-Dallas, Iowa, Marion County

The City of Melcher-Dallas will be distributing the 2015 CCR Water report by mail. Copies of the CCR report can be obtained at City Hall. You may also review this report at the Melcher-Dallas post office, Melcher-Dallas Public Library, D & S Grocery, or HERE

The City Of Melcher-Dallas

The latest available estimate (July 2016) by the U.S. Census Bureau of Melcher-Dallas’ population is 1254.

Located in Marion County, Melcher-Dallas is approximately 32 miles South East of the state capitol Des Moines.

We are also:
25.5 miles SE of Indianola
15.8 miles SW of Knoxville
25 miles SW of Lake Red Rock
45 miles NW of Rathbun Lake

Dallas was established in 1845, and was first called Ohio, because many of the early settlers that came to work in the coal mines were from the state of Ohio.

Melcher was established directly south of Dallas in 1913, and named after one of the Rock Island Railroad’s executives.

The two towns merged in 1986 and celebrate ‘Merger Day’ each May.

Home of the Saints, our K-6 building is in Dallas and 7-12 building is in Melcher.