Peak Water Alert for Council Bluffs Area cancelled


August 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials in Council Bluffs said today (Tuesday) a peak water alert issued by the Council Bluffs Water Works on July 24th, for the Council Bluffs area has been cancelled, and a voluntary water conservation request will be lifted effective September 1st, for all customers served by the Council Bluffs Water Works.

Water demand has tapered off in recent weeks with cooler temperatures and recent rain events to the point that voluntary water conservation is no longer necessary. The peak water alert was issued in July due to the excessive temperatures, heat wave and very dry conditions. Council Bluffs Water Works customers set records on July 18 and July 19. July was an all-time record month.

Doug Drummey, General Manager, Council Bluffs Water Works said “Our customers responded to our voluntary water conservation request and we were able to meet all of our customers’ water needs throughout this unusually hot and dry period. The Board of Water Works Trustees appreciates the support and thanks our customers and community for their efforts in reducing water use.”