March 18, 2019
Due to the current flooding of the Mississippi River, Burlington Municipal Waterworks is using more chlorine disinfectant to treat the water than under normal river conditions. During flooding conditions there is a higher level of organics in the river. This is caused from large rain runoffs or high temperatures causing rapid snow and ice melts up river.
This is done in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Iowa Department of Natural Resources regulations. “We have always used a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria/viruses in the water to protect public health and ensure that it is safe to drink.”
March 14, 2018
Rathbun Regional Water Association took home the Best Tasting Water in Iowa Award at the 2018 Iowa Rural Water Association’s 43rd Annual Conference held in Des Moines Feb. 12-14.
A field of 22 rural water utilities from around the state submitted samples of their water, straight from the tap in an effort to identify the tastiest water in the state.
Jer Buckingham, who has worked at RRWA for more than 20 years and has served as plant superintendent since 2013, says the recognition is important to RRWA. “We strive to provide safe, clean drinking water every day,” he said.
Kathy Law, Iowa Rural…