When we think of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), we don’t always think of urban water projects. However, the agency does oversee water quality projects across the state. IDALS is announcing there is funding available to help communities with their projects.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig says the core premise of the Nutrient Reduction Strategy is we all must work together; urban and rural citizens.
Secretary Naig says he is continuing the work of his predecessor Bill Northey to work with cities to help with urban water projects. IDALS is continuing to fund, and even increase the funding of these projects.
Naig says they can provide funding for approximately ten projects each year. This is to help offset local and private investments. The application period is now open.
All the information is available at the Iowa Clean Water website.