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Natalie conducts water quality tests with her science classmates

Innovative Water Quality Curriculum Taught at Des Moines School

EPA Region 7 was honored to participate with the teachers and students of Brody Middle School involving a science curriculum to help 7th-graders better understand water quality issues from local to global perspectives. Role playing, guest speakers, and practical classroom activities were used to engage students, like Natalie (pictured), in real-life concerns as they relate to water use, water quality, and water quantity. Learn more (1 pg., 108K, About PDF)


Agreement Reached to Improve Iowa's CAFOs Permit and Compliance Program

Final Work Plan Agreement Between Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and EPA Region 7

EPA Letters to Iowa Congressional Delegation

Draft Work Plan Agreement Between IDNR and EPA Region 7

Public Comments Received by EPA Regarding IDNR's Response to EPA's Preliminary Report

Iowa Department of Natural Resources' (IDNR) Response

Preliminary Results of an Informal Investigation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in the State of Iowa


EPA Provides Comments on Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy


Welcome to the EPA Region 7 Water page

Our Water Division implements programs to protect human health and the environment by preventing and reducing contamination of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska's surface and ground water. Authority was given to EPA to regulate surface and ground water by the 1987 amendments to the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the 1986 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). For information on a program click one of the links below. To learn more about the watershed you live in, visit EPA's Surf Your Watershed site. Or you can visit EPA's Water home page.

No Discharge Zones in Region 7

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