A New Stream of Clean Water Act Litigation in Iowa
The Des Moines Water Works has opened a new stream of litigation in the Clean Water Act as the board voted Thursday to sue three northern counties in Iowa over agricultural runoff.
The board voted to sue Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties in federal court. Each of the counties is a minimum of 125 miles from Des Moines, but water work officials claim those three counties are the major driving force behind high nitrates that are found in the Des Moines River.
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