NOTICE: Water Conservation Ordinance Reduced to Section 1 – Water Watch

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On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024, Osceola Water Works board passed a resolution to EXIT Section 2 – Water Warning of the Water Conservation Ordinance and ENTER Section 1 – Water Watch of the Ordinance. Under these conditions and until further notice, no user shall use municipal water service in any manner contrary to the guidelines outlined in the ordinance. From the Ordinance: Section 1: Water Watch – Voluntary Conservation Measures A Water Watch may be declared when the water level in West Lake reaches an elevation 1070.5 feet above Mean Sea Level (“MSL”) which is 1.5 feet below normal pool

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You are hereby notified that a public hearing will be held regarding the Water Rates for the Osceola Water Works, Osceola, IA 50213, on the 6th day of June, 2024 at 5:30 P.M. at the Osceola Water Works, 208 W Jefferson, Osceola, IA 50213. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public of the Water Rates. All members of the public are invited to attend and may make statements concerning the matter of the Water Rates. In addition, comments may be submitted in writing at that time, or before and said comments shall be made a part of

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Recent Rains Ease Drought Concerns, But Water Works Encourages Continued Conservation

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With the recent rains, the relief felt at the May 9th Osceola Water Works Board of Trustees meeting was palpable. With a jump in lake levels of more than 3.75 feet, the board unanimously decided to exit Section 3 – Water Emergency of the Osceola Water Works Conservation Ordinance and enter into Section 2 – Water Warning. 

Click through to the latest update from the Osceola Water Works team and learn more about what Section 2 – Water Warning means to you and your water use…

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Special Osceola Water Works Bottled Water Giveaway – May 7th

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On May 7th, 2024, in two public events, the Osceola Water Works’ team will be handing cases of bottled water to the community. This is in response to a generous donation received to help with the ongoing water conservation efforts throughout the community.

Check out the latest feature and the details surrounding the distribution of more than 36,000 bottles of water and the donation that helps support their customers…

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Water Board Approves Plans for the Future of Osceola’s Water Supply

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For more than 18-months, the Osceola Water Works team has been evaluating and researching the most impactful ways to supplement Osceola’s water supply and increase access to other raw water sources to serve the community. In Thursday’s monthly water board meeting, a plan was presented and approved with three focused stages, including estimated timelines and costs for the future of water in Osceola and Clarke County.

Check out the latest feature for more details on the plans for water within the community and surrounding areas…

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Big Business Concessions for Community Water Conservation

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Since the October water conservation ordinance update from Osceola Water Works Board of Trustees, the efforts surrounding reducing water use have shown how a community can really come together in emergency situations. That also means Osceola’s largest water users, commercial and industrial customers.

Check out the latest feature for what these large water customers have done to help with the conservation efforts throughout their businesses…

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Video Update: Comparison of Water Levels in Osceola’s West Lake

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Over last week’s “Nice weather break,” Osceola Water Works sent up a drone to get a bird’s-eye view of the water levels at West Lake. The visual level comparisons from late fall are something to see.

With little precipitation in the forecast, the officials are asking everyone to recommit themselves to water conservation and be vigilant about every gallon of water used.

Click through to watch the video and get the latest updates on efforts to help the community through this water crisis…

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NOTICE: PWSID#: 2038038

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. As required by the Iowa DNR, we continuously monitor disinfectant residual at the treatment plant at the source entry point to the distribution system. The standard is that the residual disinfectant concentration in the water entering the distribution system cannot be less than 0.3 mg/L free residual or 1.5 mg/L total residual for more than four hours. However, beginning February 25, 2024, the disinfectant residuals measured less than either of these concentrations until process modifications were made and adequate disinfectant residuals were restored on February 28, 2024. We also experienced a

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The Osceola Water Works Board and Staff are aware of the Osceola City Council’s vote to keep the Fern Underwood Aquatic Center closed due to the community’s ongoing water conservation efforts. With that, on February 28, 2024, the Osceola City Council requested clarity on conditions that may facilitate the opening of the pool as well as other summer outdoor activities that use an abundance of water, specifically the Osceola Municipal Golf Course. They asked how they could reconsider their decision within the current water conservation efforts as well as maintain the health and safety of the raw water available in

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