Storm Lake area officials asking for water conservation

STORM LAKE, Iowa (KCAU) – A Siouxland community has been experiencing high water demands lately.

A press release from the City of Storm Lake urges residents of Storm Lake, Lakeside, Lake Creek, Casino Beach and Truesdale to conserve water.

Residents are asked to follow the guidelines below.

  1. Between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.: Lawns, gardens and commercial areas should not be watered. Control the water flow to avoid wasting.
  2. The City of Storm Lake must be contacted before anyone uses a pressure washer on buildings and concrete.
  3. Avoid washing vehicles during the day and wash vehicles on lawns to reuse the water on the grass.
  4. Washing of driveways and refilling of basins should be withheld whenever possible. If it is necessary to do these things, wait until after 8:00 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m.
  5. Golf courses should be watered from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Golf course greens can be watered as needed.

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The call for conservation comes because of high demand for Storm Lake’s water purification system. On average, 3.5 million gallons are consumed per day. Recently, demand has increased to 5 million gallons per day, which is the maximum capacity of the treatment plant.

Water restrictions can be implemented if residents do not restrict voluntary water use.

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