A report on the state’s water supplies shows most are doing the testing andfiling the required reports on water quality. Department of NaturalResources Evironmental Specialist Michael Wieman (WE’-man) says there areabout two-thousand public water supplies in Iowa.Eight hundred of the two thousand missed a required report or had some otherproblems. Wieman says all of the problems are being dealt with and there isnothing serious to worry about.Increased runoff from the heavy rain and flooding this year has led to moreproblems with nitrates in the water. Wieman says the nitrate increase ispart of a long-term trend. He says communities are taking several steps totry to deal with nitrates. Wieman says you can get a copy of the waterreport by calling the D-N-R at 515-281-8022.
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