NOTICE: FIRE HYDRANT REMOVAL

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NOTICE:  FIRE HYDRANT REMOVAL   On Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Osceola Water Works will be removing a fire hydrant in the area of West Clay & North Lincoln Streets.  Your water service may be disconnected while these repairs are made.  Those affected with this repair include the 300, 400, & 500 block of West Clay Street and 302 North Temple 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

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NOTICE: WATER LEAK REPAIR – COMPLETED

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NOTICE:  WATER LEAK REPAIR-COMPLETED   UPDATE:  Osceola Water Works has completed the leak repairs and all water should be turned back on.  If you should experience air in your lines, please run water to flush lines.  If you have any issues, please contact Osceola Water Works at:  641-342-1435   Osceola Water Works will be repairing an emergency water leak in the area of North Lincoln and West Clay Streets.  Your water service may be disconnected while these repairs are made.  Those affected with this repair include the 300, 400, & 500 block of West Clay Street and may affect North Lincoln area also. We apologize

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REMINDER: March Water Shutoffs

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REMINDER: March Water Shutoffs   Water shutoffs due to non payment will be on Monday, March 28, 2016 starting at 8:30 a.m. Please make your payment or arrangements by Friday, March 25, 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, March 26, 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

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OSCEOLA WATER WORKS DOUBLES UP FOR BETTER TASTE AND QUALITY

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In the continuing effort to provide Osceola residents with clean, great-tasting water as well as keeping costs low, Osceola Water Works has stepped up their filtering schedule, with the a round of change-outs that took place from March 8th through the 11th. One of the main issues the Water Works Department has been faced with in recent years is the taste and odor of the drinking water in Osceola. Part of the arsenal being used to fight this problem is the carbon filtering system already in place. There are 8 filters that use granular activated carbon (GAC). Because their surfaces become

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NOTICE: WATER HYDRANT MAINTENANCE

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NOTICE:  WATER HYDRANT MAINTENANCE     On Monday, March 7, 2016 your water will be out of service to replace a fire hydrant and disconnect an old service line.  Your water service will be disconnected at approximately 9:00 a.m.  Our goal is to have the repairs completed and have your water service reactivated by approximately 4:00 p.m. Those affected with this repair include the 100 block of South Vale, 100 and 200 block of North Vale, portions of West Webster and West Washington. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation while we make upgrades to your water system.

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REMINDER: February Water Shutoffs

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REMINDER:  February Water Shutoffs   Water shutoffs due to non payment will be on Monday, February 29, 2016 starting at 8:30 a.m. Please make your payment or arrangements by Friday, February 26, 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, February 27, 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

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NEWSLETTER – ANNUAL 2015 – ENG

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The Osceola Water Works Board works to provide the highest quality water and water services to all of our customers. In doing so, we produce quarterly update flyers that are sent out to the community as well as a more comprehensive overview of the annual activities from The Board and Water Works activities throughout the city. This Annual Newsletter is sent directly to our Water Works customers, but can also be seen and downloaded in digital format here. Please click on the link below to open and / or download a PDF of the Annual Newsletter. 2015 Annual Newsletter (English)

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Osceola Water Works Board Welcomes Mark Binning

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The Osceola Water Works Board would like to announce and welcome the latest addition to the team, Mark Binning. Mark’s appointment started on the 1st of December and replaces the outgoing Dave Neas. Mark Binning’s Bio and Position Statement: Background: I was born and raised in rural Leon, IA and graduated from Central Decatur in May, 1972. In July of 1972, I started to work at Miller Products Company in Osceola in the shipping department.   In September 1973, I married my wife Vickie. We have one daughter, Christine who is married to Mark Baker. The Baker family lives in Ames

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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

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Challenges of Treating Surface Water

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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

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