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

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.
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Big Business Concessions for Community Water Conservation

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.
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CCDC Grants Provide Support for School Safety and Community Conservation

The CCDC approved a pair of grants recently to help Clarke Community Schools cover costs related to new emergency response backpacks for school administrators and teachers as well as cover costs associated with the district’s water conservation efforts.
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Spring Has Sprung – Creative Gardening While Conserving Water

With Spring gardening season upon us, how do Osceola’s green thumbs get their gardens to grow while conserving water? In a recent article submitted by the Osceola Water Works, their team helps with some gardening and water conservation tips to help through the season.
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CCDC Approves $75K Grant for Municipal Water Transport, Maintaining “Water Neutrality”

At the March 13th board meeting of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), the grant committee reviewed and approved a discretionary grant request for up to $75,000 to help The City of Osceola cover the fees associated to keeping the City’s municipal recreational resources “Water Neutral.”
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Groundbreaking Event Celebrates a Focus on Future Success in South-Central Iowa

The groundbreaking event for the ORBIT Education and Training center may have been dampened with cold and rain, but the celebration in the SWCC Osceola Campus, where the event was relocated, was abuzz with excitement. Community members and officials from around the region joined SWCC and CCDC representatives to kick-off the construction phase of the new facility.
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The Village Opens Drop-In Childcare Services

Just in time for Spring Break… The Village Early Childhood Center has added a service that’s been in high demand in the area for quite some time, Drop-In Childcare Services. This will provide the community with an on-call, short-term childcare environment that’s also State-certified, safe, and educational… all at a low hourly rate — perfect for busy parents and families.
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Osceola Chamber Main Street Kicks off Long-Awaited Façade Renovations

As many may have noticed, there’s been some renovation activity on Osceola’s Historic Square. This is through the Facade Project administered by Osceola Chamber Main Street.  After many months of planning and applying for grants and support, OCMS and local businesses have finally kicked off the renovation projects for the beautification of the square.
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