Hundreds of thousands of Iowans drinking contaminated water

We are learning Iowa law only requires well water to be tested when the well is dug.

Posted: Apr. 26, 2019 5:26 PM
Updated: Apr. 26, 2019 5:26 PM

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lowerthird2line talent:amy fleming amy.fleming@kimt.com coverage you can count on thousands of iowans are drinking contaminated water--that's according to a new study by the environmental working group and the iowa environmental council. contaminated well water-vo-1 lowerthird2line:thousand of iowans drinking contaminated water mason city, ia the study finds find many who get their water from a well have higher levels of nitrates and harmful bacteria. iowa law only requires a test for the contaminates when the well is first dug--after that - all testing is up to the home owner. nany hanson says it's something they try to keep up with on their farm because they have little ones.xxx contaminated well water-sot-1 lowerthird2line:nancy hanson cerro gordo co., ia we practice the testing every year because we have grandchildren that drink the water we drink the water we also have a filtrating system that filters the water when it gets to the house so with water it gets used everyday you need to be safe. contaminates in your water can cause serious health concerns. we will take a look at those - coming up on k- i-m-t news three at ten. / today
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