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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DROUGHT MONITOR During the month of August the US Drought Monitor showed some areas of improvement, and some areas of degradation. Areas of southwest and central Iowa that received above normal rainfall for the month saw an improvement in drought classification. However, areas of southeast Iowa that were very dry during the month saw drought conditions deteriorate. Areas of Lee, Van Buren, and Tama Counties saw two drought class degradation in the last month, with a large area of D2 – Severe Drought existing in over 20 counties in southeast Iowa. An area of D3 – Extreme Drought continues to

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❗️❗️❗️URGENT MESSAGE TO OUR AUTOMATIC WITHDRAW CUSTOMERS❗️❗️❗️   If you have Automatic Withdraw with us and your bank is formally known as Great Western… If you have not already contacted us regarding updating your ACH form with the updated routing number/account number(if changed), we need to hear from you. We have contacted everyone on our list, either via mail or by phone. So if you have not filled out our form, please contact us so we can help you avoid a potential charge back to your account!   If you are not on Automatic Withdraw and would like to be

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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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