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Corey McCoid, Supervisor
Office location: Wallace State Office Building, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
Reception Telephone: 515-725-8200
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Iowa DNR) administers the Public Drinking Water Program in Iowa under delegation of authority from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
The Water Supply Engineering (WSE) Section and the Water Supply Operations (WSO) Section are responsible for the programs associated with the public and private water supply systems of Iowa. Both sections are housed in the Iowa DNR’s Water Quality Bureau. In addition, the sections are responsible for Iowa’s water allocation and use program; environmental laboratory certification program; certification programs for water operators, wastewater operators, and well drillers; and the technical aspects of the drinking water state revolving loan fund program. The Iowa DNR’s Field Services & Compliance Bureau has the inspection component of the public water supply program, compliance with operator certification requirements, site surveys for new wells, and other field activities.
Water Supply Operations Section:
The Water Supply Operations Section has several functional areas:
What is a public water supply system?
A public water supply system is defined as a system that provides water for human consumption that has at least 15 service connections or serves at least 25 people at least 60 days during the year. There are three types of public water supplies, with the classification determined by the population the system serves:
Information available on the webpages:
Drinking Water Watch:
Drinking Water Watch provides information on the quality of water produced by public water supply systems in Iowa. Click on a county map or enter the name of a system and find the past two years of compliance monitoring data for the system and information on any violations, as well as contact information for the system. *Disclaimer - The Iowa DNR database query and Drinking Water Watch, an EPA product, utilize different sample location fields. The data displayed in Drinking Water Watch may not display the correct sample location.