Nitrate surge in Iowa drinking water

Nitrate surge in Iowa drinking water

Hey Hawkeyes, this one’s for you.

KWQC news out of the Quad Cities posted a story early this morning about the nitrate issue in area drinking water. Last year agriculture suffered from a drought, but the recent soggy spring is creating new problems. According to the story:

The deluge is washing fertilizer off the farms and into rivers that provide drinking water to much of the state. Public officials say the problem will pass, but others worry about the potential risks of a compound called nitrate, which has reached levels never seen in Iowa.

Nitrate levels have soared because drought-withered corn plants didn’t suck up all the nitrogen spread on fields last year. The drought was followed by Iowa’s wettest April in 141 years.

If you want to know for certain what’s in your drinking water, contact your local Culligan Man for a water test.