Hull Residents To Conserve Water
Date posted - July 4, 2012
Residents of Hull are being told to conserve water to ensure they have enough for vital services. Recent hot and dry weather combined with historically low water table levels have led to the problem. Hull City administrator Les Van Roekel says they declared a water emergency one week ago.
He says dry conditions led to more usage, and they decided to ask residents to help keep things from getting worse.
Residents are prohibited from outdoor watering and irrigating of lawns and gardens. No water may be used to fill private swimming pools or any other recreational use. No water may be used for nonessential use. Car washing is prohibited except in commercial establishments that provide the service. Van Roekel hopes the city doesn’t have to impose additional water restrictions on essential water usage.
Those in charge of water resources in northwest Iowa say this is just another example why the area needs the Lewis and Clark water project to be finished.
Officials at Agropur Cheese in Hull say they are putting expansion plans on hold until they can be assured of enough water. They did also say they would need more milk, and therefore more dairy farms in the area.
Other communities and water systems are telling their users to conserve water as well. This week, lawn and garden watering restrictions were put in place for Rock Rapids and Lyon and Sioux Rural Water as well.
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