Boil Advisory Lifted

The boil advisory has been lifted for The City of Remsen.
On March 19, the boil advisory was issued because we had divers from Liquid Engineering here to inspect the clear water retention tank to determine if it can be used for future plant designs. The DNR recommended that we issue the boil advisory as a precautionary measure.
Those with ice makers can use the ice that was made yesterday. The water sample that we were waiting on was taken yesterday afternoon and it was free of contaminants.
When we have these advisories or any other City or Utility related emergency or news that we need to get out to the citizens, we utilize The City of Remsen, Iowa Facebook page (this is the only Facebook page we will comment on) KLEM, KTIV, KCAU, The City’s webpage: www.remseniowa.org and The Le Mars Daily Sentinel Text Caster to get the information out. If we believe that anyone’s health or safety is in immediate danger, we will make efforts to go door to door to make everyone aware of the issue.
Thank you.

Now Hiring: Deputy Clerk

The City of Remsen is now accepting applications for the full time Deputy Clerk position.  The position includes a variety of administrative, financial, office and specialized duties which require accuracy, proficiency and confidentiality.  Must work well with the public, good writing and communication skills, knowledge and experience with computer programs and office equipment.  Interested applicants should submit their resume to Remsen City Hall, 008 W 2nd Street, Remsen, IA 51050.

Scheduled Power Outage

The City of Remsen has been informed by NIPCO that we will have two scheduled power outages in the month of March that will affect the WHOLE town.  The outages will allow NIPCO make some necessary repairs/updates to the transmission lines.

The first outage is scheduled to begin March 16 at 11:30PM and will continue until March 17 at 5:00AM.

The second outage is scheduled to begin March 30 at 11:30PM and will continue until March 31 at 5:00AM.

Now Hiring

The City of Remsen is currently seeking a full-time, 40 hour per week public works employee. Grade 2 State of Iowa Certification in water treatment and distribution and wastewater treatment preferred or applicant must be willing to obtain upon employment. Experience operating heavy equipment preferred. Salary based on qualifications. Pre-employment drug/alcohol test required. Please submit application and resume to City Hall. Applications can be found at https://www.remseniowa.org/wp-content/uploads/Employment-application-City-of-Remsen.pdf  Application deadline is September 10.


One of the City’s water wells has gone down. Due to this, the City has issued a water ban that will be strictly enforced. Residents CANNOT water their lawns or use water for recreational purposes (washing cars, filling pools, etc.) during this time. If residents ignore this ban, there is a possibility we will not be able to keep up with the water demand and be without water altogether. We ask that you limit the amount of water you use for necessities (laundry, dishes, showers)while we work on getting it back up and running.


We will allow residents to water their vegetable gardens on an odd even schedule based on their addresses.  Watering will only be permitted between the hours of 8PM and 7AM. 


We are working with our engineers and the DNR to obtain the proper permits to remedy the issues but this will take time.


When we have updates we will put them out. We understand that this is a inconvenience and apologize. Thank you for your cooperation.

Water Restrictions

Due to the current dry conditions, we are asking our residents to begin to be conservative in their water use.


We are asking residents who wish to water their lawns to do so on an odd/even schedule. If you have an odd house number, you may water your lawn on odd calendar dates. We also ask that you water your lawns during the evening hours.


We are hoping that if everyone cooperates with these modifications, we will not have to implement a full blown water ban.


The City of Remsen is hiring a full-time City Maintenance position.  We are seeking an individual with previous plumbing, mechanic or maintenance experience.  Applicant must have valid drivers license and be willing to obtain water and sewer certifications.  Submit application and resume to City Hall.  Applications can be obtained at www.remseniowa.org or picked up at City Hall.