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Le Mars Community Development Plan
Lead & Copper Service Line Inventory Questionnaire
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Please note that these suggested measures are not intended to supercede more stringent state, tribal, or local health and safety regulations.
Appoint a water efficiency coordinator.
Educate and involve employees in water efficiency efforts.
As equipment wears out, replace with water saving models.
Install high-pressure, low-volume nozzles on spray washers.
Install inline strainers on all spray headers and inspect nozzles regularly for clogging.
Install ultra-low flow toilets, adjust flush valves, or install dams on existing toilets.
Replace high-volume hoses with high-pressure, low-volume cleaning systems.
Adjust flow in sprays and other lines to meet minimum requirements.
Adjust overflows from recirculation systems by controlling the rate at which make-up water is added:
Install float-controlled valve on the make-up line
Close filling line during operation
Provide surge tanks for each system to avoid overflow.
Detect and repair all leaks.
Discontinue using water to clean sidewalks, driveways, loading docks, and parking lots.
Handle waste materials in a dry mode where possible.
Identify discharges that may be reused and implement reuse practices. Some discharges with potential for reuse are:
Bottle and can soak and rinse water
cooler flush water, filter backwash
Final rinses from tank cleaning, keg washers, fermenters
Final rinses in wash cycles
Floor and gutter wash
Pasteurizer and sterilizer water
Refrigeration equipment defrost
Turn off all flows during shutdowns. Use solenoid valves to stop the flow of water when production stops.
Use fogging nozzles to cool products.
Wash vehicles less often, or use a commercial car wash that recycles water.
Tier 1 - Water Watch Conditions
Tier 2 - Water Warning Conditions
Tier 3 - Water Emergency
City of Le Mars
Code of Ordinances
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