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EPA Water Experts Assisting Iowa with Damage Assessments

Release Date: 06/23/2008
Contact Information: David Bryan, 913-551-7433,

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(Kansas City, Kan., June 23, 2008) - EPA Region 7 is dispatching two three-person water emergency response groups to Iowa to assist the Iowa Department of Natural Resources with assessing public water treatment facilities damaged in the Iowa floods.

EPA groups will provide technical expertise to assist communities in assessing the need for repair of local drinking water systems and wastewater systems.

The teams will work directly with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to provide technical assessments. The technical assessments allow IDNR and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide assistance to communities with repairs to their water treatment systems.

EPA groups will be working with the IDNR field offices in Manchester and Washington.

EPA Region 7 will provide more groups if needed.

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