Water managers in Iowa's largest city are pursuing a Clean Water Act lawsuit that could have broad consequences — particularly in the Midwestern Corn Belt — for how the United States handles a long-neglected water problem: pollution from farms.
This week, Circle of Blue reports on a Des Moines Water Works lawsuit to stem nitrate pollution in one of the city's primary sources of drinking water.
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By Peter Gleick (Pacific Institute) and J. Carl Ganter (Circle... Read More...
Iowa’s largest city will sue three upstream counties to reduce nitrate contamination.
State and local agencies plan to invest billions in new assets.
One-fifth of U.S. groundwater wells had at least one contaminant above federal standards for human health.