Environmental Review Completed For Proposed New Storm Lake Water Tower

An environmental review of the plan for the development of a new Storm Lake water tower found no significant impact from the proposed project.

The determination on Thursday clears the way for the development of the tower on Mae Street to move forward. The project is designed to make improvements to the drinking water storage facilities to enhance their reliability, increase capacity, and water pressures, and to safely and reliably operate the City of Storm Lake’s drinking water system for the next 20 years.

The 1.75 million gallon elevated tank will not significantly affect the area’s land use or population patterns. It will not conflict with local, state, or federal land-use policies, and it will not negatively impact wildlife habitat. No historic properties will be adversely affected, and the review states that the proposed project will not adversely affect air quality.

Documents are available for review in the DNR’s Des Moines office. Those who disagree with the environmental decision may submit comments to the department within 30 days.

Storm Lake has three existing water towers, and the new structure would be the City’s largest.

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