water intake updated for osceola's west lake

The updated lower intake for West Lake should be installed in the coming weeks.

Below is a schedule of activities pertaining to raising the lower intake:

  • Nov 4 – 5
    Dive team was onsite to install components to raise the lower intake 4 feet.  A large rock located in the intake area created challenges for the divers to effectively raise the intake.  It was determined that a portion of the rock would need to be removed.
  • Nov 11
    Dive team was onsite to cut a decent sized chunk of the rock out of the way.  They now feel they have enough clearance to raise the intake.
  • Nov 18 – 19
    Four dive team members will be onsite to work on raising the intake, fit the reducer and cleanup any minor clearance issues if necessary.  Also, to install the rest of the horizontal assembly and ensure support is adequate by moving rip – rap for support.  The vertical assembly will also be installed, any potential concerns for support will be addressed and they will test the flow through the intake.
  • Nov 25-26
    Divers return to finish anything that is not completed to date.

Osceola Water Works will provide additional updates as they become available.  

If you have questions or comments about your water service, please contact Brandon Patterson, Osceola Water Works Superintendent, 208 West Jefferson Street, PO Box 515, Osceola, Iowa 50213, phone: 641-342-1435 or email: osceolawater2@windstream.net