Rock Valley, Iowa — The citizens of Rock Valley are being asked to conserve water.

The City of Rock Valley has enacted a Water Watch. City officials tell us that means voluntary consumer limitations for all water customers. The voluntary water restrictions shall apply to all properties, including those properties that utilize wells or sand points to water their lawns. They say the City’s watering restrictions do not apply to people who are watering gardens.

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

They say the lawn watering restrictions are necessary because of high water demands and the persistent dry conditions. The City does have an ample supply of water for public health and emergency purposes.

The City says they want people to abide by this schedule:

  • Do not water your lawns on Sundays.
  • If your property is east of Main Street, you may water your lawn on Mondays – Wednesdays – Fridays before 5:00 AM and after 9:00 PM.
  • If your property is west of Main Street, you may water your lawn on Tuesdays – Thursdays – Saturdays before 5:00 AM and after 9:00 PM.

City Administrator Tom Van Maanen says, “While this Water Watch is voluntary at this time, if the citizens don’t adopt these voluntary watering schedules, I expect the Mayor and Council to immediately adopt a Tier 1 Water Warning that will greatly restrict or eliminate watering of all lawns.”

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

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