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Ag's Draining Water Fight - 2
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jul 14, 2015 06:41 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Some Iowa farmers see Bill Stowe as public enemy No. 1, but he doesn't seem to mind as he has shaken the status quo in the Hawkeye State.

"We're not running for homecoming king in this state," said Stowe, who as general manager of the Des Moines Water Works, convinced that entity's board of directors to sue 10 drainage districts and supervisors in three Raccoon watershed counties northwest of Des Moines.

The suit, claiming that farmers in those watersheds are polluting the water that the Des Moines utility supplies to citizens, is a first-of-its-kind action that aims ...

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