Mandatory Water Conservation Lifted in Storm Lake

The City of Storm Lake today (Tues) lifted its mandatory water conservation emergency measures.

Two of Storm Lake’s water supply wells that were down for repair are once again operational. That, along with residents’ efforts to comply with conservation measures, has allowed the mandate to be lifted. The mandatory level had been in place for two weeks. Voluntary water conservation measures remain in effect due to the dry conditions.

Continuing voluntary water conservation measures include:

  • Avoid watering lawns or flower beds between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. – peak usage times.
  • Outdoor pools should not be filled between the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a permit.
  • No new lawn seeding or sod installation should be done without a permit.
  • Drinking water sources should not be used for dust control or construction purposes.
  • Vehicle washing should be minimized. Using a bucket or hose with nozzle control can save water. Avoid wasting water by allowing it to run into driveways or streets. Automatic car washes will assist the City as best they can in reducing water usage.
  • Avoid power washing. Sweep sidewalks and driveways rather than hosing them down.

The City of Storm Lake will continue working to reduce its water consumption during the conservation period, including limiting watering of public properties, ballfields and the golf course, limiting hydrant flushing, curtailing use of fountains, and limiting vehicle washing.


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