116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
The DNR has issued warnings for 11 state park beaches stating that swimming is 'not recommended' because of bacteria like E coli found in the water. Recently, Des Moines began to use its nitrate-removal system for the city water supply. The Iowa Capital Dispatch writes that the system can cost upward of $10,000 daily to remove the nitrates. We need to work to improve our state’s water quality in our parks and in our pipes. Doing so will safeguard our health and our pocketbooks.
That is why I am supporting John Norwood for Iowa secretary of agriculture. As the Soil and Water Commissioner of Polk County, he has proved that he has what it takes to lead statewide programs to improve water quality. He has plans to make sure that nitrates from runoff don’t enter the drinking water in the first place, saving our health and money. On Nov. 8 I will be voting for John Norwood.