Drinking Water

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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April 15, 2014
Drake University’s Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (PFGCGC) will host a discussion on the Keystone XL Pipeline initiative in collaboration with the Iowa Energy Forum. General James Jones, a former national security advisor, will discuss the benefits of the pipeline initiative.