An IowaWatch report told how the Iowans drinking water from private wells may not know what is in their water because their wells’ water quality is unregulated. Yet, some well owners were not concerned about it. Iowans tell how they cope in this IowaWatch Connection podcast.
Many Iowans may not know what is in their water because their wells’ water quality is unregulated. Moreover, many well owners IowaWatch spoke with during an investigation this past year in counties across southwest Iowa said they largely were unconcerned about their wells, even though tests revealed high levels of nitrates and bacteria in some of their wells.
Voters in battleground state revealed mixed feelings about whether or not they’ve heard Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talk about issues about which those Iowans care.
Some homeless veterans in Iowa and parts of northwest Illinois are missing out on shelter, food, health care and counseling services because they do not know about the services or simply choose not to use them. Homeless veterans help tell the story in this podcast.