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

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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.

Check out the latest feature for more details on the plans for water within the community and surrounding areas…

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Big Business Concessions for Community Water Conservation

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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.

Check out the latest feature for what these large water customers have done to help with the conservation efforts throughout their businesses…

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Spring Has Sprung – Creative Gardening While Conserving Water

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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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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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Video Update: Comparison of Water Levels in Osceola’s West Lake

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Over the recent “Nice weather break,” Osceola Water Works sent up a drone to get a “bird’s-eye view” of the water levels at West Lake. The visual level comparisons from late fall are something to see.

With little precipitation in the forecast, the officials are asking everyone to recommit themselves to water conservation and be vigilant about every gallon of water used.

Click through to watch the video and get the latest updates on efforts to help the community through this water crisis…

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Osceola Water Works – Breaking Down Your Osceola Utility Bill

After recent conversations the team at Osceola Water Works had some of their customers, there was the realization that there is still some confusion on the breakout of the utility bill they administer. While the bill customers receive includes fees for Water, Sewage, and Garbage, rates and management for the water portion is the sole responsibility of the Osceola Water Works. Any other utility rates and/or service management fees are controlled through the City of Osceola.

To help, they’ve provided a more detailed breakout with additional information on the Osceola utility bill…

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A Positive Conservation Outlook, as Data Shows Lake Levels Holding Steady

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Osceola Water Works and City Officials are sharing a positive outlook at trending lake levels in Osceola’s West Lake. With seasonal usage down and steady conservation commitment from the community and local businesses, engineering data, physical water level measurements in West Lake and more show levels stabilizing.

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Community-Wide Water Conservation Efforts Show Commitment

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Since the water conservation ordinance was increased in October to Section 3 – Water Emergency, the Osceola Water Works team has been working with customers from their largest water users to residential customers to help conserve. In just two months, the results have been quite impressive.

Click through to their latest update to see how the community has come together to help conserve water…

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Current Drought Conditions Can Cause Increase in Water Infrastructure Disruptions

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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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Encouraging Osceola to Think of Bottled Water as Conservation Measure

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While recent community water conservation measures have shown daily water use averages down and the dropping levels in West Lake slowing, the Osceola Water Works Board, City, and Clarke County EMA are encouraging water customers to consider implementing a bottled water routine for their daily water consumption needs.

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Lakeside Hotel Casino to Unveil Exciting Renovations with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Lakeside Hotel Casino, a portfolio company of Affinity Interactive (“AI”), is proud to announce the completion of its extensive renovations, culminating in a grand ribbon cutting ceremony on December 1, 2023. The highly anticipated event marks a new chapter for the beloved establishment, which has been a

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Mayor and City Officials Gear Up for Osceola’s Comprehensive Plan 2045

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The Comprehensive Plan for the City of Osceola is quickly approaching the next phase of the development process. After the data gathered from extensive community input as well as from city officials and business owners, the team at RDG Planning and Design are working diligently to finalize it all and bring the plan together. Mayor Kedley and others have been anticipating the results and some of the findings are certainly exciting.

Click through to read about how the community, local businesses and leadership have come together to help create an inspirational vision for the future of Osceola…

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Water Works Team Addresses Water Quality at Lower Levels

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With the lower levels of water in West Lake, quality challenges have become more apparent and require a change in the disinfection process. To help mitigate bacteria and other issues at lower levels in West Lake, a free-chlorine disinfection process will begin.

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State of Osceola’s Water – Town Hall Follow-up

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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

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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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