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August 1, 2022

Mandatory water conservation in place for all water users

Mandatory water conservation in place for Storm Lake, Lakecreek, Lakeside, Truesdale, and outside users.

The City of Storm Lake declared mandatory water conservation measures in July. They will remain in effect until further notice. The conservation measures are due to extreme hot and dry conditions during the season, and capacity limitations on wells, treatment system and storage.

• Under the mandate, lawns and trees should not be watered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the highest recent usage days. Cars should not be washed at homes, pools filled or driveways washed down.

• On other days, watering should be done before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. to avoid peak demand and reduce the water loss to evaporation. Avoid water running over sidewalks or into the street.

• Flowers or vegetable gardens may be watered as needed, but the City asks residents to use a hose with a nozzle or a watering can to direct water where it is needed.

• If a power washing project is necessary, contact City Hall at 732-8000 to schedule a non-peak time.

The City appreciates the public’s cooperation with these measures, which will help ensure that there is an adequate supply throughout the season for residential needs and the necessary reserve for fire protection.

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