Storm Lake Water Wisdom

Water Wisdom

At the regular meeting of the Storm Lake City Council on Jan. 17, the city council approved an engineering agreement with ISG for the design and construction of an elevated water storage tank. The engineering agreement will cover the design and construction phases for the new water tower. This new water tower will be designated Tower 5 and the construction […]

Water Wisdom

Storm Lake Water Wisdom #26 is brought to you from the city of Storm Lake involves Water Towers and Demand for Water. The City of Storm Lake Water Department maintains three elevated storage tanks, or water towers. One of the two primary functions of a water tower is to hold a supply of water to serve as a buffer between […]

Water Wisdom

Storm Lake Water Wisdom #18 is brought to you from the City of Storm Lake and involves asset management. The City of Storm Lake has millions of dollars invested in water and wastewater assets. These assets include the potable water pipes and sanitary sewer pipes in the ground, the treatment plants, water towers, lift stations, wells, and all the vehicles […]

Storm Lake Water Wisdom

Storm Lake Water Wisdom #16 brought to you from the City of Storm Lake involves proper use of sewers. In order to keep both public and private sewer lines operating as designed, the systems must be used correctly. In a previous article of Water Wisdom, we covered how items such as “flushable wipes” can cause blockages and backups in both […]

Storm Lake Water Wisdom

Storm Lake Water Wisdom #13 brought to you this week from the City of Storm Lake involves Sanitary Sewer Use. Sanitary sewers are the pipes and lines that carry liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants, and institutions to the wastewater treatment plant for treatment. The sewers are designed to carry a wide range of wastes, but […]

Rainwater harvesting

Storm Lake Water Wisdom #6 from the City of Storm Lake involves rainwater harvesting. Water harvesting is the act of catching rainwater as it falls and storing it for later use. Rain barrels are a great example of a simple way to catch rainwater from rooftops for later use which saves money and conserves water. The rain barrel is placed […]

Friday Water Wisdom

Storm Lake Water Wisdom #1 is brought to you from the City of Storm Lake and involves the seeding of those lush green lawns that make us all Storm Lake Proud. To get the best results growing grass, seeding should be completed at certain times of the year. According to Iowa Statewide Urban Design and Specifications, permanent lawn seeding mixtures […]