Revised Storm Lake Water Restrictions Start Today

Revised water restrictions go into effect today (Tues) for users of the Storm Lake water system.

No watering of lawns or trees at any time Tuesdays and Thursdays (recent highest use days) until further notice.

Watering of lawns and trees on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends is allowed ONLY outside peak hours of 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Do not seed or sod lawns until September 30 or otherwise directed, as lawn watering necessary to establish new grass cannot be done.

If power washing is necessary, contact City Hall at 732-8000 to ask about scheduling a time with lower demand.

Fines will be issued to those who don’t follow water restrictions. If anyone is aware of any violators, they are urged to contact the City. Adjustments will be made as the usage amount improves.

In recent weeks, the City has been averaging five-million gallons daily, which is the maximum amount that can be handled by the treatment plant.

The City has had one less well in use since March. Storm Lake City Manager Keri Navratil said they’re hoping to get a part for that well by the end of July, but in the meantime, added stress is being put on the City’s remaining wells.