A Year of Change and Growth – Osceola Water Works Updates 2015

2015 has been a year of great change and transition for your Osceola Water Works. Much of it was spent making improvements to the business infrastructure as well as acquiring new equipment to benefit the entire Osceola community. Not all changes have been visible to the public, but all have saved money and substantially increased productivity. One major step taken by OWW is the acquisition of new equipment and the completion of staff training. With the purchase of a backhoe, skid loader, concrete saw, dump trailer, and dump truck, the Water Works team was able to do repairs and installations

More from My Water Works

Challenges of Treating Surface Water

west lake, osceola iowa water works, algae bloom, surface water treatment

The Osceola Water Works team is continually working to ensure your water is clean, clear, and fresh. West Lake has been a great resource for the city’s water, but being a surface water resource, it poses unique treatment challenges. Surface water, such as Osceola’s West Lake, contains natural bacteria and other microorganisms like algae. The levels of these contaminants can be affected by several factors including rainfall runoff, soil conditions, land cover, agriculture, and the local topography. This creates the need for a greater focus on the surface water sanitation process. Certain times of the year create a greater need

More from My Water Works

Water Works To Hold Public Hearing For 2016 Rate Increase

osceola drinking water iowa

As a courtesy to the Osceola Water Works customers, the Water Works Board is hosting a public hearing based on a proposed water service rate increase in 2016. This hearing will be at the Osceola Water Works office, January 7th, 2016 starting at 5:30pm. The Board would like to discuss the factors that have led to the proposed rate increase, as well as the costs associated with management and servicing the water for the City. Osceola’s water taste and odor has been a large focus for the Water Board in 2015. While the Water Works team has worked to address

More from My Water Works

November 23, 2015 – Osceola Water Works – Working Updates

osceola water works activities water board

As a service to our community Osceola Water Works will be providing periodic updates on the activities taking place around Osceola. As we continue to work on improvements and infrastructure, we want to make sure all of our customers have access to the most up-to-date information possible. UPDATES: November 23, 2015 1.  This week Water Works will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We would like to wish all of our customers a happy Thanksgiving. 2.  Reminder for our customers: disconnects for non-payments will start Monday November 30th at 8:30 a.m. 3.  The Water Board approved a

More from My Water Works

Osceola Water Works Board Welcomes Larry K. Bishop

The Osceola Water Works Board would like to announce and welcome the latest addition to the team, Larry K. Bishop. Larry’s appointment starts on the 5th of November and replaces the outgoing Ryan Rychnovsky. Larry K. Bishop’s Bio and Position Statement: Background: I was born and raised in Norwalk, IA, graduated from Norwalk Community Schools in 1967 and then continued my education at United Electronics Institute located in West Des Moines, IA., graduating in 1969. During this time, I married my wife Ruth in the spring of 1968. After graduating, I went to work at Texas Instruments located in Houston,

More from My Water Works

November 2, 2015 – Osceola Water Works – Working Updates

osceola water works activities water board

As a service to our community Osceola Water Works will be providing periodic updates on the activities taking place around Osceola. As we continue to work on improvements and infrastructure, we want to make sure all of our customers have access to the most up-to-date information possible. UPDATES: November 2, 2015 1.  Our crews will be out hooking the last 3 customer services to the new water main installed on the 1300-1400 Block of South Ridge Road. This area used to be serviced by a private water service line. One of the properties was served by a private well. We

More from My Water Works

October 26, 2015 – Osceola Water Works – Working Updates

osceola water works activities water board

As a service to our community Osceola Water Works will be providing periodic updates on the activities taking place around Osceola. As we continue to work on improvements and infrastructure, we want to make sure all of our customers have access to the most up-to-date information possible. UPDATES: October 26, 2015 Water Bills are due tomorrow (10/27/15) by 8:30 a.m.. Shutoffs for delinquent accounts will begin directly at 8:30 a.m.. Customers not able to make their payments by 8:30a.m. need to call the water office (641-342-1435) to make payment arrangements. Due to the loss of a close friend and family

More from My Water Works

October 23, 2015 – Osceola Water Works – Working Updates

osceola water works activities water board

As a service to our community Osceola Water Works will be providing periodic updates on the activities taking place around Osceola. As we continue to work on improvements and infrastructure, we want to make sure all of our customers have access to the most up-to-date information possible. UPDATES: October 23, 2015 There is currently a large water main break at the intersection of South main Street and east Pearl Street. Main street is also known as State  HWY 69. Traffic could possibly be reduced to a single lane. This is a high traffic area. The 100 block of East Pearl

More from My Water Works

Osceola Water Taste & Seasonal Water Changes

water taste and smell in osceola iowa

The Osceola Water Works has confirmed that West Lake, the resource used for Osceola’s drinking water recently turned over, causing our drinking water to have an unusual taste and odor. Lake turnover is the process of a lake’s water turning over from top to bottom. During the summer, the surface layer is the warmest. It is heated by the sun. The deepest layer is the coldest. The sun’s radiation does not reach this cold, dark layer. During the fall, the warm surface water begins to cool. As water cools, it becomes more dense, causing it to sink. This dense water forces the deep water

More from My Water Works

SPECIAL NOTE: Osceola Water Taste and Odor – Updates

osceola water works board members, osceola water works clean water taste and odor

An update from Osceola Water Works regarding taste & odor issues: A note from Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent. As the Superintendent of Osceola Water Works, I take great pride in the fact that Osceola Water Works makes the delivery of safe quality water its number 1 priority. We follow all state regulated requirements and are happy to say we haven’t had any violations regarding our water system since 2012. I would like to commend Lezlie Ceran for her extensive research regarding water quality improvement. As pointed out on the Osceola Scoop water quality can be improved in the

More from My Water Works