Familiar Drought Conditions Emphasize Need for New Reservoir

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With a dry Spring and little to no measurable rain in June and July, Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent is looking at West Lake water levels with an impatient eye. While recent rains have helped green up a few lawns, water main breaks from the dry, cracking ground continue, not to mention the damage already done to crops and grazing land around Osceola and Clarke County has made an impact. We’ve seen dry seasons like this in the past, and like in 2012, the last serious drought Clarke County had in recent years, this looks like the start of

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NOTICE: WATER RATE INCREASE

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NOTICE:  WATER RATE INCREASE At the February 2, 2017 Water Board Meeting, the board held a public hearing regarding a possible water rate increase.  The Water Board of Trustees approved a 5% water rate increase effective March 1, 2017. Effective March 1, 2017, the rates will be as follows. Residential                              Comm./Ind. Tier 1, First 50,000 gallons                                             $6.37                                        $6.68 Tier 2, Next 950,000 gallons                                          $4.54                                         $4.54 Tier 3, Next 2,000,000 gallons                                                                                          $4.19 Tier 4, Over 3,000,000 gallons                                                                                          $3.77 All accounts are billed for a minimum of 2,000 gallons of water. Bulk Water Rate is $8.25/thousand. If you have questions, please

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Water Works Board to Discuss Online Transaction Fees

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Osceola Water Works is proud to be able to offer customers many convenient options for paying utility bills. It is our goal to make timely bill payment as easy as possible, whether that means customers mail in the payment, slip it in one of the two drop boxes in our parking lot, or stop in the office between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. As the Osceola community continues to grow, the option to pay bills online has become an increasingly popular choice. Since Osceola Water Works first started using this service in July of 2013, the cost of each

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NOTICE: WATER OUTAGE

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NOTICE:  WATER OUTAGE   January 13, 2017 Osceola Water Works is repairing a water main break in 1300 block of South Ridge Road.  Water service may be disconnected while these repairs are made.  Our goal is to have the repairs completed and have your water service reactivated as soon as possible. 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

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NOTICE: WATER OUTAGE

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NOTICE:  WATER OUTAGE   January 12, 2017 Osceola Water Works is repairing a water main break on South Ridge Road.  Water service may be disconnected while these repairs are made.  Our goal is to have the repairs completed and have your water service reactivated as soon as possible. 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

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Late Algae Bloom Hits Osceola Water Works

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West Lake, which supplies water to the city of Osceola, is experiencing late season algae issues, requiring increased treatment and causing a change in the treatment needs of the city’s drinking water. Osceola Water Works crews detected a large algae bloom in West Lake on November 7, prompting a necessary late treatment of West Lake. An algae bloom of this size and scope is exceptionally unusual for this time of year, with mid-September being the standard last algae treatment needed. Some customers may have noticed a change in the taste of the water, but the Osceola Water Works department acted

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NOTICE: WATER OUTAGE

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NOTICE:  WATER OUTAGE   On Friday, September 30, 2016 Osceola Water Works will be replacing a valve.  Water service may be disconnected while these repairs are made.  Those affected with this repair include West Cass & South Fillmore.  Water will be disconnected at approximately 9:00 a.m.  Our goal is to have the repairs completed and have your water service reactivated by 5 p.m. 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 Works Annual Treatment Change

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Starting in October, Osceola Water Works will begin transitioning to winter maintenance and will be making a change in the treatment process. Residents may notice a difference, but will have no cause for concern. In early October, the water works department will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing program. This process is a way to perform routine maintenance on the hydrants and to clean out sediment in the water mains. Department employees will open the fire hydrants and allow them to flow freely for a short period of time. Residents may notice slight discoloration or trace amounts of sediment in

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NOTICE: WATER OUTAGE

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NOTICE:  WATER OUTAGE   On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 Osceola Water Works will be replacing a fire hydrant.  Water service may be disconnected while these repairs are made.  Several areas will be affected with this repair.  Water will be disconnected at approximately 9:00 a.m.  Our goal is to have the repairs completed and have your water service reactivated by 1:00 p.m.  If it happens to rain, we will reschedule this repair for Wednesday, August 24, 2016. 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

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Meet Your Osceola Water Works Board!

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The Osceola Water Works Board works hard to provide the community safe, good-tasting water at a reasonable price. Here is a quick snapshot of your five Osceola Water Works Board Members!   My name is Laura Castro, my family and I have been part of the Osceola community since January 2001. During my free time I like to spend time with my family, work out and I watch comedy series on Netflix. Currently I work as an Administrative Assistant at Clarke County Public Health. My responsibilities range from overseeing our Vaccines For Children Immunization, our Care For Yourself Program that provides breast

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