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Dry Winter and Low Water Levels Indicate Need for Water Conservation

The Osceola Water Works strongly encourages residents to watch water consumption in this dry winter weather. So far, Iowa’s weather hasn’t delivered on the necessary average snowfall of 25 inches that South-Central Iowa usually receives. While Osceola has seen some snow recently, totals are well below what

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A Legacy of Local Leadership – Sandy Kale Steps Down as Commission Chair

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Sandy Kale, Chairperson for the Clarke County Reservoir Commission since its inception, stepped down from the position in July. Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent, was elected as the new CCRC Chairperson to complete the vision that began nearly 30 years ago. Sandy has spent much of

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NOTICE: Watch for 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 water treatment process. While residents may notice a difference, there will be no cause for alarm. In early October, the water works department will begin their annual fire

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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,

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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,

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Public Hearing on Clarke County Reservoir Wednesday, October 26th

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The Clarke County Reservoir Commission is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30p.m at the Clarke County Fairgrounds. The public is invited to the open hearing to learn more about the project and its goals for serving Clarke County and the surrounding communities. According

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Quality Drives Osceola Water Works to Increase Water Rates by 10% in 2016

In a public hearing held January 7, 2016, the Osceola Water Works Board voted on a proposed water service rate increase for the customers of Osceola Water Works. The proposed 10% Osceola Water rate increase was approved and will go into effect on February 1st, 2016. Osceola’s

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City of Osceola is Mapping a Better Future

The City of Osceola, along with the Osceola Water Works department, is excited to begin utilization of a new mapping system that will streamline utility work and record keeping for Osceola, Iowa. Midland GIS, a geographical information system company, will work with the city of Osceola and

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