Ag's Draining Water Fight - 3
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Jul 15, 2015 06:25 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The numbers illustrating Iowa's nutrients runoff problem in the Raccoon River watershed are staggering.

The Safe Drinking Water Act caps safe nitrate levels in drinking water at 10 milligrams per liter. Some nitrate levels detected in Des Moines Water Works tests from July to December 2014 show repeated instances of nitrate levels hitting above 30 milligrams per liter. Tile lines in Sac and Buena Vista counties also show levels as high as 28.8 milligrams per liter.

In their lawsuit filed against 10 Raccoon River watershed drainage districts, the water works board said nitrate concentrations at the utility's ...

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