Iowans with questions about the state’s water quality—from drinking water to recreation—can have those questions answered live on Facebook Jan. 14.

DNR staff will answer questions live from noon to 2:30 p.m. To ask a question, post it as a comment on the "Live Q&A" post that the DNR will post at noon that day.

You can also post questions ahead of time on the DNR’s Facebook Timeline at Questions received after 2:30 will be answered but at a later time.

DNR staff available for questions during the live water quality Q&A include Bill Ehm, head of the DNR’s Environmental Services Division, Shelli Grapp, Water Quality bureau chief and John Olson, senior environmental specialist.

To make sure you see the Live Q&A when it is posted, make sure you "like" the DNR’s page on Facebook. Go to and click on "like" and make sure "get notifications" and "show in news feed" are selected.

Commenters should also view the DNR’s Facebook posting policy ahead of time at