The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 sets standards to ensure that all municipal water sources provide safe water to consumers. If the local source exceeds the limits, the water must be treated to remove the contaminates. Drake University obtains water treated by the Des Moines Water Works.
The city of Des Moines has a municipal ordinance that forbids pouring chemicals, biologicals, and pharmaceutical products down the drain. If you have questions, contact the EHS Office.
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