The City of Sioux Center has elevated the water conservation level to a Water Warning. Previously, conservation was voluntary, but this level prohibits using water outside of set times and purposes.
The purpose of the Water Warning is to decrease the demand on the local water system and aquifers, allowing them to adequately supply water needs. If water demand continues to exceed system capabilities, Sioux Center will need to declare a Water Emergency with further restrictions.
Under a Water Warning,
Customers who do not follow these restrictions will first receive a written warning, and then can be charged a surcharge of up to 50 percent of the previous month’s water bill. If they persist in not following the Water Warning restrictions, their water service could be interrupted temporarily.
The full section of code relating to water conservation is available at www.siouxcenter.org/waterplan.
“Thank you for limiting your water usage. This will help Sioux Center avoid entering a Water Emergency,” said Assistant Utility Manager Adam Fedders. “Please continue to pray for rain.”
The Sioux Center Water Department provides quality water to more than 2,600 customers, drawn from local aquifers and treated to exceed all federal and state standards.