Tier 1 - Water Watch Conditions

Voluntary Conservation
LeMars water use, resulting from continued dry weather, may produce a call for voluntary conservation by the city of LeMars. The city's Water Department monitors supplies daily and has determined that LeMars water system is currently overstressed. This is not a crisis situation, but with responsible conservation on the part of LeMars residents we may get through this period without resorting to water rationing.

Simple Steps for Conservation
  • Check dripping faucets
  • Fully utilize your appliance by running dishwasher and washing machine for full loads only.
  • Refrain from car washing during the weekdays
  • Refrain from watering lawns between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This includes shrubs, plants and trees.
  • Take shorter showers
Water Saving Activities
It is estimated that voluntary residential conservation efforts can produce water saving of up to 10%. A list of suggested water saving activities and other information is available from City Hall, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 712-546-7018 or 712-546-5555.