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Posted on: August 7, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Storm Lake to Flush Hydrants Starting Sunday, August 12th

The City of Storm Lake is ready to convert their treatment process back to Chloramination.

As part of the process the City will begin flushing hydrants beginning at 11PM on Sunday, August 12th, 2012.

The flushing process is expected to take a week to conduct and should be finished by August 19th, 2012.

Flushing will occur during the overnight hours starting at 11PM and ending around 8AM the following morning.

During the flushing process the City of Storm Lake recommends that customers check their water supply in the morning from the COLD water supply nearest their water meter and if they notice discoloration or odor to flush their household system for five to seven minutes from that COLD water faucet nearest the water meter.

Should the discoloration or odor continue they can contact the City of Storm Lake at 712-732-8020 and provide their location and the time they noticed the discoloration odor.

Additional information on this topic is available on the City’s web page at or by contacting the City of Storm Lake by phone at 712-732-8020.

Additional notifications regarding flushing as well as community alerts can be obtained through text and email alerts through the Buena Vista County Alerts system. Residents can sign up for these alerts by visiting the City’s web page at


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