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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Urgent Update on Water Levels in Osceola’s West Lake Reservoir (Video)

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The Osceola Water Works team continues to work to provide updates to the community about drought conditions and to guide customers in efforts to help conserve water.

In this submission, they’ve provided additional information in the form of video to help illustrate the severity of the ongoing drought situation. You can click through to view…

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Drought Conditions Force Osceola Water Board To Increase Water Restrictions

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In the Osceola Water Works Board meeting Thursday night, the water board voted unanimously to increase the conservation requirements from Section 2 – Water Warning, to Section 3 – Water Emergency, across all municipal water customers, residential, commercial, and industrial.

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Water Board Asks for Conservation Diligence as Drought Conditions Worsen

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The Osceola Water Works Board is looking to the community to help with water conservation measures during the recent drought impacting all of Iowa. Click through to the most recent feature to read about the latest drought numbers as well as see drone video of the drought conditions at West Lake.

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New Water Works Board Member and Staff Added to Represent Diverse Community

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The Osceola Water Works Board spent time in selecting their next representative on the board as well as new staff positions. ztheir goal was to properly represent the growing Hispanic community in Osceola.

Check out the latest additions to Osceola Water Works and welcome Sandra and Maria to the team!

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Water Works Board Passes Section 2 Water Conservation Ordinance

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Osceola Water Works board recently approved an increase the water conservation ordinance to Section 2, addressing ongoing drought conditions throughout the community. This ordinance means further conservation efforts will be required from all Osceola Water Works customers.

Click through to read more on the latest Water Works update and how it will affect your water usage…

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Osceola Water Works Launches EPA-Driven Research for Lead Water Lines

A recent EPA directive has started a research project by the team at Osceola Water Works, documenting lead water lines for future reduction. As data is gathered, strategies will be developed for the eventual replacement of lead water lines.

Click through to read more about the EPA’s request for research and how it is being handled by Osceola Water Works …

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Dry Spring Raises Osceola Water Concerns

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With less-than-expected rainfall through this Spring and forecasts of a dry Summer ahead, the Osceola Water Works Board is concerned about the available water supply in West Lake. In their July meeting the board will be discussing the Water Conservation Plan and what will need to be done to assure safe and abundant water for the customers.

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Water Works Board Lowers Conservation Restrictions; Voluntary Monitoring Necessary

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Osceola Water Works board recently lowered the Water Conservation Level to Section 1, reducing water use restrictions for Osceola water customers.

Click through to the latest feature to read more about what the Water Works team is doing to help best utilize Osceola’s limited water source…

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Updated Strategies to Increase Osceola Water Quality and Savings

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Osceola Water Works recently changed out the carbon filter material in the water treatment plant in hopes of improving water quality and to increase savings on future treatment for the community.

Click through to the latest feature to read more about the updates and how they could impact your water bill…

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

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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.

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Osceola Water Board Increases Conservation Plan to ‘Water Warning’ Level

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The Osceola Water Works Board recently raised the Osceola Water Conservation Plan Level to a Water Warning. With current drought conditions and little relief in sight, the Board wanted to make sure the community is aware of the warning level. Click through to the latest feature for more details on their decision, what it means for water restrictions and potential penalties for violation.

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Osceola Water Works Payment Convenience Fee to Take Effect December 27th

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In an effort to continue providing bill paying services through online card processing, as well as to offset service fees of over $7,500 annually to the utility customers, Osceola Water Works will be instating a convenience fee of 2.65% for each customer making their water utility payment

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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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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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