Recent Rains Ease Drought Concerns, But Water Works Encourages Continued Conservation

With the recent rains, the relief felt at the May 9th Osceola Water Works Board of Trustees meeting was palpable. With a jump in lake levels of more than 3.75 feet, the board unanimously decided to exit Section 3 – Water Emergency of the Osceola Water Works Conservation Ordinance and enter into Section 2 – Water Warning. 
Click through to the latest update from the Osceola Water Works team and learn more about what Section 2 – Water Warning means to you and your water use…

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Special Osceola Water Works Bottled Water Giveaway – May 7th

On May 7th, 2024, in two public events, the Osceola Water Works’ team will be handing cases of bottled water to the community. This is in response to a generous donation received to help with the ongoing water conservation efforts throughout the community.
Check out the latest feature and the details surrounding the distribution of more than 36,000 bottles of water and the donation that helps support their customers…

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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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Current Drought Conditions Can Cause Increase in Water Infrastructure Disruptions

Osceola Water Works has been aware of the recent rise in water main breaks throughout the city. With temps fluctuating and ground shifting from freezing and thawing, breaks seem to be more pervasive than in the past, but that isn’t actually the case.
The most recent update from Osceola Water Works discusses the conditions that lead to infrastructure disruptions, gives a little history on Osceola’s updates and how you can help report.
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State of Osceola’s Water – Town Hall Follow-up

The team at Osceola Water Works would to thank everyone who participated in the State of Osceola’s Water Town Hall meeting on the 26th. There were a lot of great discussions and action items developed or reinforced from the event. Overall, it was a success and shows how the community can come together to discuss these issues.
In the most recent post, the Osceola Water Works team put together a summary of the meeting and the top action items taken from the evening’s conversations. They’ve also included the full, 2-hour video of the meeting for anyone who has missed it or would like to watch it again.

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Special Event – Town Hall Discussion – State of Osceola’s Water

The Osceola Water Works Team is bringing city officials and those who know the most current conditions of Osceola’s water supply together to have an open “Town Hall Discussion ” on the state of Osceola’s water. The special event information – Location, time, topic details, etc. – is in the recent post…

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Spring has Sprung, but Osceola Water Works Warns of Usage Restrictions

Spring means greener grass and blooming flowers, but until some upcoming evaluations at West Lake are made (or a considerable amount of rain is received), the community is still under the Osceola Water Works Conservation Plan: Section 2. Osceola Water Works is asking to keep casual water usage to a minimum, which means things like watering lawns and washing cars is prohibited.
Click through to read more on the conservation plan and how you can help.

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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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