NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: FIRST STAGE WATER CONSERVATION IN EFFECT OF 9/20/2022.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CLARKE COUNTY IS IN A SEVERE DROUGHT  OSCEOLA WATER BOARD IMPLEMENTS THE FIRST STAGE OF WATER CONSERVATION PLAN. The Osceola Water Board held a special board meeting September 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Based off of the current drought monitor, current water levels in West Lake (Osceola’s water source) and water quality concerns at the lower intake level, the Water Board took action to implement the first stage of the Utilities Conservation plan. The first steps outlined in the plan are listed below. Section 1: Water Watch – Voluntary Conservation Measures A. Reduced watering of lawns,

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Osceola Water Works EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Osceola Water Works is currently taking applications for the position of a full-time Utility Business Director position.  Osceola Water Works offers a competitive compensation package with medical, dental and life insurance.  Employees are covered with IPERS retirement benefits. Applications, job descriptions and a full listing of qualifications may be picked up at the Water Works office located at 208 West Jefferson Street or is available through the link below: Job Description- Utility Business Director   Click here to go to a downloadable EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION Osceola Water Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Osceola Water Works Switching To New Billing Structure And Rates

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(OSCEOLA, IA – MAY 26, 2021) Osceola Water Works continually strives to provide safe, quality water to the customers they serve. In an effort to continue effectively and safely serving their customers, OWW will be transitioning to a new billing structure that will include a rate increase to not only allow the department to budget for necessary upkeep, repairs and improvements, but also make calculation and payment of future bills easier. Starting July 1, 2021, OWW customers will see the new billing structure. With the new flat-rate structure, the average residential customer will only see an increase of a few

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Osceola Water Works Researching Plans for Improved Water Quality

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It seems to be an annual occurrence. As soon as the heat of late summer hits, surface water sources around the midwest become victims of algae blooms, causing treatment challenges for municipalities and water departments and giving citizens concern for their water quality. In Osceola’s West Lake, the algae blooms have been increasingly difficult in the past few years. That, along with ageing filtration system challenges, has the Osceola Water Works team working hard to keep treatments ahead of the issue. Finally, after some engineering research and guidance from the DNR, they believe the issue can be addressed with some

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NOTICE: DISCOLORED WATER CONCERNS

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NOTICE:  DISCOLORED WATER   We are currently experiencing a larger than normal algae growth in West Lake.  Samples collected have detected elevated levels of algae.  We are working directly with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and made the decision to switch pulling water from the top intake of the lake to the lower intake. Changing intake levels has decreased the amount of algae, but we are seeing elevated levels of manganese.  Manganese is a common, naturally-occuring mineral found in rocks, soil, ground water and surface water. Manganese may become noticeable in water and can have a yellow/brown color and

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Commercial Building Reopening Tips from CDC and Osceola Water Works

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As the state of Iowa looks at reopening businesses after an extended COVID-19 shutdown, there are a number of preparation steps to be taken to ensure the safety of employees and customers. One thing that may not be top of mind for many people is the condition of the building’s water system. Prolonged shutdown or reduced operation such as those experienced during this pandemic may impact the water quality in commercial businesses, including schools, daycares, and beauty salons, just to name a few. Along with potential microbial hazards, the stagnant water may have produced disinfectant by-products, metals leaching into the

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2019 – Consumer Confidence Report

The 2019 Water Quality Report for Osceola Water Works has been released. This report contains important information regarding the water quality on the Osceola Water Works system.  To read the details of this year’s report, click the report image and you will be able to open and download or print a PDF of the report. If you have questions, please contact the Osceola Water Works offices through our website contact page or by calling: 641-342-1435.  

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