The Ottumwa Courier


Nitrate Drinking Water

Des Moines Water Works General Manager Bill Stowe speaks during a rally sponsored by Environment Iowa, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Environment Iowa is hoping to pressure Iowa lawmakers into considering legislation that would limit runoff of record levels of nitrate from farm fields by setting state standards. The group says city water treatment plants can't keep up with the record levels of nitrate flowing into rivers from farm fields. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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