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Des Moines Water Works Suit Over Agricultural Drainage Pollution Dismissed

Des Moines Water Works Suit Over Agricultural Drainage Pollution Dismissed

Both are against the bill that would create regional water authorities under local government control, calling the legislation revenge for a lawsuit that Des Moines Water Works filed against Sac, Buena Vista and Calhoun counties. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in January that the utility could not force the drainage districts to reimburse the utility for the cost of cleaning excess nitrates from the water. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, says this is "very welcome news and takes away an unnecessary distraction from the collaborative efforts underway to improve water quality in Iowa".

Governor Terry Branstad issued a statement saying he was pleased to see an end to the costly litigation brought by Des Moines Water Works.

"(Customers) will continue to pay an inordinate amount to clean the waters of the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers that are heavily polluted by agricultural discharge", Des Moines Water Works CEO Bill Stowe told IPR's Clay Masters.

The state Legislature, now controlled by Republicans who won big majorities in the November election, is considering a measure to dissolve the utility.


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