The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has partnered with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to place water quality testing kits in 20 counties, according to the Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG). The kits are available for livestock producers to use to check water quality in streams below their feedlots and cow yards. The test kits will come with an instructional video and a fact sheet on water quality testing and impacts. The results of this water testing are confidential and livestock producers are not required to share the information. The testing can help producers identify if runoff is reaching a stream and the potential impact on aquatic life. The IMMAG provides a list of counties providing the water quality testing kits online at