Osceola Water Taste & Seasonal Water Changes

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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

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October 5, 2015 – Osceola Water Works – Working Updates

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As a service to our community Osceola Water Works will be providing weekly updates on the activities taking place around the city. 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 5, 2015 We are currently in the process of painting fire hydrants. Be watching for our crews out giving the hydrant a little “face lift.” Starting Monday, we will be embarking on a water main installation on Southridge Road, this new line installation will replace an old shared line and

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