Muscatine Journal: Federal funding in short supply for rural water projectsPosted Mar 30, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water.
The lifeline, however, might not reach the region for more than a decade, even though officials say some areas don't have that long before wells dry up.
The slow pace of construction in what would be the state's most expensive infrastructure project to date... Read More »
Des Moines Register: Water Works requests damages in federal suitPosted Mar 16, 2015
Des Moines Water Works says it spent more than half a million dollars removing nitrates from central Iowa drinking water this winter. That's one slice of a federal complaint filed Monday against three counties in northwest Iowa.
The long-anticipated lawsuit in the U.S. district court of northern Iowa claims the supervisors of Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties are violating the federal Clean Water Act by operating drainage districts without permits for pollutant discharge.
The public... Read More »
Des Moines Register: Iowa farmers frustrated by water lawsuitPosted Mar 11, 2015
LAKE CITY, Ia. – With decades of conservation farming under his belt, Dwight Dial has a hard time understanding why Des Moines Water Works is so intent on suing three northwest Iowa counties for contributing to high nitrates in the Raccoon River, a source of drinking water for roughly 500,000 residents in central Iowa.
"We're not deliberately dumping our nitrogen into the Raccoon or Des Moines river systems," said Dial, who raises corn, soybeans and pigs near Lake City in... Read More »
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