Ag's Draining Water Fight - 1

Des Moines Water Works Clashes With Iowa Farmers; Lawsuit Creates Conflict on Clean Water

Todd Neeley
By  Todd Neeley , DTN Staff Reporter
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Randy Souder, a farmer from Calhoun County, Iowa, is among the farmers in the Raccoon River watershed in Iowa caught up in the litigation between Des Moines Water Works and local drainage districts and counties. He's concerned about the potential regulatory risks farmers could face from the litigation. (DTN photo by Todd Neeley)
A lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit pushes the urban-rural clash over who's responsible for water clean-up and whether more farm regulations are necessary.

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