Clarke County Organizations Partner to Offer Rain Barrel Workshop for Local Community Members

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Water and conservation have been hot topics across Iowa over the recent months. To help the Clarke County and Osceola community up their water conservation efforts, Clark County Hospital, along with Clarke County Conservation and Clarke County Extension put on a Rain Barrel Workshop to help concerned citizens learn how to recycle rain water …

Check out the latest release and video with tips on constructing your own rain barrel system… it also has a discount offer for rain barrel supplies!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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