All houses have a water meter that must be protected by the homeowner. If neglect has been determined to cause damage to the meter, the business or homeowner will be responsible for the cost to repair or replace the meter.
All irrigation systems and
cross connections to the water system must have a backflow prevention
assembly installed. This assembly must be tested annually and test
reports must be on file at the LeMars Water Department Office at 1298
18th Street Southwest.
Many times leaks occur in the plumbing of the customer's home. These
leaks can be very costly and waste large quantities of water in a short
period of time. If you think you have a leak or hear water running and
need assistance, call the LeMars Water Department at 712-546-5555 and we
will check for leaks and try to determine the cause for you. A service
fee will be charged.
Water Service Lines
Business and home owners are responsibility for keeping their service
line in good condition from the main line to the water meter. This
includes (but is not limited to) corporations. Saddles curb boxes and
service shut-off valves are owned by the business and home owner and
must be kept in good working order. If damage to city mains caused by
owners leads to tap or service due to work being done, the owner is
responsible for repairs. This includes electrolysis from electrical
grounding to water service.
The LeMars Water Department tries to keep discolored water from going
into your home, if you are experiencing discolored water, please call us
at 712-546-5555 to have a service tech check this problem out.
Iowa One Call
The LeMars Water Department is a member of the Iowa One Call system.
Before digging in your yard or in the parking along your street, please
call Iowa One Call to make sure that there are no buried cables or
pipes. The toll free number is 800-292-8989. The city is responsible for
locating only city services. Private service lines are the
responsibility of the One Call ticket owner calling it in.
Water meters are read every month. Bills are sent out on or before the
21st of every month. There are 4,250 meters to be read monthly.