Utility threatens lawsuit to limit Iowa farm runoff

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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — The general manager of the Des Moines Water Works said Tuesday that the agency might be forced to sue the government if state regulators and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fail to limit the nitrates that enter rivers from farm field fertilizer runoff.

Bill Stowe joined members of the citizen activist group Environment Iowa at the Capitol to call for legislation that would set state standards to limit farm field runoff and fine violators.

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