City of Storm Lake staff, engineering staff from Veenstra and Kim, Veolia Water, and the Department of Natural Resources continue to monitor the chlorine system at the Storm Lake water plant this week.
There has been progress over the last few weeks with the chlorine problems the community has experienced, and the chlorine feed system is now operating within accepted standards. However, there are areas within the water distribution system where chlorine odor is still being reported. Despite a chlorine odor, the water is safe to drink, city officials said.
At some point in the near future the City of Storm Lake is planning to do their annual flushing of the water distribution system. Once this is done any odor problems should be resolved. The public will be notified in advance of the system-wide flushing and the procedures and timing of the areas involved.
In the meantime, the City is asking any water user who experiences a strong chlorine odor to call City Hall at 732-8002. Should anyone notice discoloration in their water supply they should flush the cold water tap closest to the water meter. If after flushing the discoloration has not cleared up they should call City Hall. City officials aplogize for the inconvenience.
This issue affects all users of the Storm Lake water system including Truesdale, Bel-Air, Lakeside, South Shore, Stoney Point, Casino Beach and Lake Creek.