The Maximum Contaminant Level is an EPA regulated Standard that limits the amount of nutrients in drinking water to ensure it is safe for human consumption (10 mg/L or 10 parts per million for nitrate).

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Maximum Contaminant Level

Maximum Contaminant Level

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Maximum Contaminant Level

Location: Des Moines Waterworks, Des Moines, IA
Featuring: Gordon Brand, Senior Chemist at Des Moines Waterworks

"I have the responsibility to assure customers that the data is accurate, defensible and handled properly by trained personnel."
- Gordon Brand

The Des Moines Water Works Chem Lab monitors and manages nitrate and phosphorous levels to ensure its safety for 500,000 people in the Greater Des Moines Area.

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