Why Monitor Water Quality?

“Monitoring provides the objective evidence necessary to make sound decisions on managing water quality today and in the future. Water-quality monitoring is used to alert us to current, ongoing, and emerging problems, to determine compliance with drinking water standards, and to protect other beneficial uses of water. Assessments based on monitoring data help law makers

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What are Local Water Quality Standards?

You can learn about Iowa’s water quality standards regulations at the links below: https://www.epa.gov/wqs-tech/water-quality-standards-regulations-iowa https://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Water-Quality-Standards