Freaky weather behind water-treatment need

Most farmers I know have an electrical generator or two. They don’t use them often. They tend to be loud, cumbersome and expensive to fuel. But when bad weather strikes and the power cuts out, these generators are indispensable.

I thought about farmers’ generators as Bill Stowe, CEO and general manager of Des Moines Water Works (DMWW), complained recently about an increase in nitrate rates in ...

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