REMINDER: UTILITY BILLS DUE ON THE 15TH

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REMINDER:  UTILITY BILLS ARE DUE ON THE 15TH   Osceola Water Works wants to remind you, your utility  bills are due on June 15th.  For your convenience, we wish to list the different payment options available to you. Online at OSCEOLAWATERWORKS.COM with NO fees (Please allow 2-3 days for processing) Automatic withdrawal on the 15th of the month Mail, drop box, or in person at 208 West Jefferson Street *Bills may be emailed upon written request   If questions regarding water, please call Osceola Water Works at 641-342-1435 If questions regarding sewer or garbage, please call City Hall at 641-342-2377   Thank you,

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Avoid Costly Utility Repairs With Iowa One Call

All winter long, homeowners dream about and plan all the great improvements they’re going to make to their property once the weather cooperates. Maybe it’s putting a fence around the backyard, or landscaping around the front of the house. Are you thinking of planting a shade tree or creating a garden? Don’t forget the most important step: Iowa One Call to save yourself expensive utility repairs and giant headaches! Under your yard lie all your utility access lines: water and sewer pipes, gas lines, electrical wiring, cable and phone lines. The last thing a homeowner wants is to accidentally break

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Tap Water vs. Bottled Water: The Facts

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Over the past twenty years, the consumption of bottled water has become so common, the sales are second only to bottled soda and eclipse both milk and alcohol. But is there really a benefit to drinking bottled water over tap water? Let’s compare the facts and find the real story. The safety of municipal water in the 1800s was suspect and not regulated, and bottled water was definitely a safer gamble. The start of water chlorination in the early 20th century and the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 changed that, and the popularity dropped off. With the invention of

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REMINDER: OFFICE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 30TH, 2016

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REMINDER: OFFICE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 30TH, 2016   Osceola Water Works will be closed Monday, May 30th, 2016 in observance of the holiday. If you have questions, please contact the Osceola Water Works offices at: 641-342-1435 Thank you, Your Osceola Water Works Team If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at the office by calling – 641-342-1435. You can send an message to us through the Contact Us page as well

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REMINDER: May Water Shutoffs

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REMINDER: May Water Shutoffs   Water shutoffs due to non payment will be on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 starting at 8:30 a.m. Please make your payment or arrangements by Friday, May 27, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.  Osceola Water Works has two drop boxes for your convenience in our parking area. If you are paying by the online payment system, please have your payment processed by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 to ensure your payment is received. If you have questions, please contact the Osceola Water Works offices at: 641-342-1435 Thank you, Your Osceola Water Works Team If you have questions

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NOTICE: WATER OUTAGE

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NOTICE:  WATER OUTAGE   Osceola Water Works is currently repairing a broken water valve in the area of North Vale Street.  Your water service may be disconnected while these repairs are made.  Those affected with this repair include the 100, 200 & 300 block of North Vale Street. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation while we make upgrades to your water system. If you have questions, please contact the Osceola Water Works offices at: 641-342-1435 Thank you, Your Osceola Water Works Team If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at the office by calling – 641-342-1435. You can send an message to us

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Washing Your Car Causes Dirty Water

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Washing your car in your driveway on a warm spring or summer day is a rite of passage and a task many drivers look forward to all year. But most people aren’t aware of the damage they’re doing by washing their vehicles in their own paved driveways. Did you know that washing the grime off your car can actually damage Iowa water quality and aquatic life? You’re not only cleaning off dirt, bugs and dust.  The water that runs down your driveway and into the storm drains also contains heavy metal from rust, brake linings, motor oil, gasoline, residue from

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Explaining Your Utility Bill

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The Osceola Water Works Department frequently receives questions regarding the Osceola utility bill. For new customers, it can be confusing since it holds a lot of information, and others may have trouble understanding what all is included and who is responsible for the different charges included. We would like to take a moment to try to answer your questions and ease your concerns about your Osceola Utility Bill. Why is my bill so expensive? Your utility bill includes more than just your water usage fees. Osceola Water Works is in charge of only the water portion of your utility bill. Osceola

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Little Leaks Could Mean Big Problems

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Have you seen a significant change in your water bill that you can’t explain? There may be a reasonable explanation that you’ve overlooked. Before you panic, look through this list of non-leak related causes of a higher water bill: Have you had visitors or overnight guests? Have you filled a swimming pool, garden tub or hot tub? Do you have an irrigation system on your residential water line? Have you increased the frequency or length of time you water your lawn? Is it on a timer that is running too long or too often? Have you power-washed your home or

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Osceola Water Works Addresses Customer Concerns Regarding Flint Michigan Lead Issues

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Recent news stories about the dangerous water in Flint, Michigan may have raised some questions for customers of Osceola Water Works. How does lead get into drinking water? What are the health effects of lead in drinking water? How safe is MY drinking water? We would like to provide some answers and ease any concerns. What happened in Flint, Michigan? The city of Flint used to get its water from Detroit, which draws its water directly from the Great Lakes. In an effort to save money, Flint opted to draw their water from the Flint River. While lead isn’t necessarily

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