Water protection in Iowa remains a battle
September 24, 2008
Iowa has a natural abundance of water, but it's an ongoing challenge to keep that water safe and fit for human use. As demand for ethanol
continue to rise, more pressure will be put on waterways
as fertilizer and other runoff enter the streams and rivers of the state. Economically, we simply cannot do without agriculture and the fertilizer it requires -- but managing those nutrients before they endanger public health
can be costly.
last revised September 2008