Rock Valley issues ‘water watch’ due to dry conditions and high demand –

Rock Valley, Iowa – Citizens of Rock Valley are urged to save water.

The Town of Rock Valley has adopted water monitoring. City officials tell us that means voluntary consumer limitations for all water customers. Voluntary water restrictions will apply to all properties, including properties that use wells or sandboxes to water their lawns. They say the City’s watering restrictions don’t apply to people watering gardens.

Rock Valley officials tell us there are special exceptions for commercial wells that are licensed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

They say lawn watering restrictions are necessary due to high water demands and persistent dry conditions. The city has an adequate supply of water for public health and emergencies.

The City says it wants people to stick to this schedule:

· Do not water your lawns on Sundays.
· If your property is located east of Main Street, you can water your lawn on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays before 5:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m.
· If your property is located west of Main Street, you can water your lawn on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays before 5:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m.

City administrator Tom Van Maanen said: “Although this water monitoring is voluntary at this time, if citizens do not adopt these voluntary watering schedules, I expect that The Mayor and Council are immediately adopting a Level 1 Water Warning that will limit or significantly eliminate watering of all lawns.

For more information, please contact the City at or (712) 476-5707.

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