Clean Water Act

The Des Moines River in downtown Des Moines serves as a water supply and a growing recreational draw.

Water Works pays for Saylorville water too polluted to use, eyes $50M plant expansion

BY: - July 6, 2021

Des Moines Water Works is spending as much as $250,000 a year for Saylorville Lake water that often is too polluted to use, the utility’s CEO said. That is one reason Water Works is studying a $50 million water-supply expansion, Water Works chief Ted Corrigan added. New wells and plant improvements would help the utility […]

EPA nominee Regan fields GOP discontent on Biden climate change orders

BY: - February 3, 2021

Michael Regan would “follow the science and follow the law” if confirmed as EPA administrator, he told the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee during a three-hour confirmation hearing Wednesday. President Joe Biden nominated Regan, who is currently the Secretary of Environmental Quality in North Carolina, for EPA administrator last month. Although Regan’s confirmation […]

Iowa ag secretary: Biden’s waterway regulations could hurt farm interests

BY: - January 22, 2021

Democratic President Joe Biden spent part of his first week in office inserting himself into one of agriculture’s hottest policy debates, the fight over which waterways will be protected under the Clean Water Act.  Biden’s initial executive orders included one that threw out Republican President Donald Trump’s order. Trump’s action led to new rules that […]