Like many communities, housing in Ottumwa is a continuing challenge, with nearly half of the housing stock being built prior to 1949, and demand for housing high. Rippling Waters was developed to address the housing crisis and increase the availability of quality, affordable housing in the community.

Our Mission

Reimagine Wapello County by renovating, restoring and creating neighborhoods.

Our Vision

Revitalize neighborhoods through strategic community planning, removing blighted homes in defined areas to allow new development and to work to create new affordable quality housing and thriving neighborhoods.

Our Values


Our mission will drive every decision we make. We will conduct our business in a way that is honest, transparent, and ethical.

Positive Change

Decisions will be geared towards making a positive change within our community.


We will make decisions and complete projects that are centered on value creation for our community.


We believe in diversity, the power of global teamwork and that by working as one we can deliver exceptional outcomes.