Iowa DNR to host meetings over new stream standards
January 27, 2010
The Iowa DNR will hold six meetings in February
around the state (at Atlantic, Clear Lake, Des Moines, Independence, Spencer, and Washington) about the revised stream assessments and water-quality standards that are being rolled out to comply with the state's agreement to enforce the Clean Water Act. The DNR is evaluating all of the state's streams to determine what they're being used for
and to what levels they need to be protected to enhance that use. These assessments are of significant interest to Iowa municipal wastewater treatment plants
, since they are regulated in part based on the quality of the waters receiving their effluent.
last revised January 2010