Location

Ottumwa, IA

Start Date

19-1-2013 12:00 AM

Description

An important partnership exists between Iowa’s rural water systems and the state’s livestock industry. This partnership helps ensure that thousands of farms with livestock across the state have ready access to a reliable supply of quality water. Livestock operations in Iowa rely on rural water systems in a variety of ways. In many situations, rural water systems provide a backup supply to the natural sources of water such as ponds that are available for livestock use. At the same time, a significant number of operations depend on rural water as the primary supply of water for their livestock on a daily basis. In almost all cases, periods of drought underscore the essential role that the state’s rural water systems play in supporting Iowa’s livestock industry.

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Jan 19th, 12:00 AM

Importance of Rural Water to Southern Iowa's Livestock Industry

Ottumwa, IA

An important partnership exists between Iowa’s rural water systems and the state’s livestock industry. This partnership helps ensure that thousands of farms with livestock across the state have ready access to a reliable supply of quality water. Livestock operations in Iowa rely on rural water systems in a variety of ways. In many situations, rural water systems provide a backup supply to the natural sources of water such as ponds that are available for livestock use. At the same time, a significant number of operations depend on rural water as the primary supply of water for their livestock on a daily basis. In almost all cases, periods of drought underscore the essential role that the state’s rural water systems play in supporting Iowa’s livestock industry.