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Water: Local Drinking Water Information

Iowa Drinking Water

 Note: The external links to state web sites and contacts may not be accurate at this time, we are currently reviewing this information. Please check back with us for the updates on these pages.

The water you drink


Drinking water suppliers now provide reports (sometimes called consumer confidence reports) that tell where drinking water comes from, and what contaminants may be in it.

To view the information about your drinking water supplier that is in EPA's database, please visit the Envirofacts page on your state.

If your drinking water comes from a private well, you are responsible for your water's safety.  EPA rules do not apply to private wells (although some state rules do), but EPA recommends that well owners have their water tested annually.  Contact your state to get a list of certified commercial laboratories that test drinking water.

Where does drinking water come from?

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To find out about the watershed that supplies your drinking water and how to protect it, click here. If your water comes from a ground water source, read about your state's ground water quality Exit EPA Disclaimer

State drinking water offices

Iowa's drinking water program Exit EPA Disclaimer
Water Supply Section
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
401 SW 7th ST
Suite M
Des Moines, IA 50309-4611

Iowa's source water program
Water Quality Bureau
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Wallace State Office Building
900 East Grand Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034

Compliance trends

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Each state produces an annual report on trends among its drinking water systems.
Read Iowa's Annual Compliance Report Exit EPA Disclaimer or EPA's national summary.

Funds for safer water

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States can use funds that the EPA makes available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program to help their water suppliers improve drinking water quality. Find out more about Iowa's program. Exit EPA Disclaimer

For general information on drinking water

Contact EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

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