Water Use in Storm Lake Decreses After Restrictions Put in Place

The City of Storm Lake over the weekend saw water use decline from a maximum capacity to more of a normal level.

The City implemented mandatory water conservation measures that started this past Saturday. The lower water usage gave some relief to the City’s well pumps, and allowed the water towers to recharge. Storm Lake has had one less well in operation since March. In previous weeks, water use in the City had been averaging five-million gallons daily, well above the normal daily average of 3.5-million gallons.

Storm Lake residents are reminded that lawn watering, car washing, and power washing are NOT allowed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On the other days of the week, watering should only be done outside of the 9am to 6pm peak hours. Fines will be issued to those who don’t follow water restrictions.



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