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New Water & Sewer Rates in Effect- You will notice changes on bills mailed November 1, 2021

Notice: Ordinance 58 Amending Chapter 92.02 Water Rates  First reading held 07/12/21, second reading held 08/09/21, third reading held and approved 09/13/21

Notice: Ordinance 59 Amending Chapter 99.02 Sewer Service Charges  First reading held 07/12/21, second reading held 08/09/21, third reading held and approved 09/13/21

Utility Rate increase comparison chart- Old Charges vs New Charges 

2000 Gallons

3000 Gallons 5000 Gallons 10000 Gallons 15000 Gallons
Old New Old New Old New Old New Old New
Water (minimum incl 2000 gallons) 16.00 25.00 16.00 25.00 16.00 25.00 16.00 25.00 16.00 25.00
Water fees for usage over 2000 gallons 4.50 4.82 13.50 14.46 36.00 38.56 56.00 59.96
Sewer (minimum incl 2000 gallons) 5.00 8.50 5.00 8.50 5.00 8.50 5.00 8.50 5.00 8.50
Water fees for usage over 2000 gallons 1.10 1.10 3.30 3.30 8.80 8.80 16.50 16.50
21.00 33.50 26.60 39.42 37.80 51.26 65.80 80.86 93.50 109.96
Water Excise Tax 6% 1.26 2.01 1.60 2.37 2.27 3.08 3.95 4.85 5.61 6.60
Total Water/Sewer/WET 22.26 35.51 28.20 41.79 40.07 54.34 69.75 85.71 99.11 116.56


Due to dry conditions and high temperatures the City of Oakland has implemented Water Warning Tier I of the Water Conservation Plan, effective June 15, 2021.

WATER WARNING - A Tier I or Tier II Water Warning may be declared when a water shortage or equipment failure poses a serious threat to the ability of the water or wastewater system to meet the needs of its customers currently or in the foreseeable future. Indicators of the need to impose a Tier I water warning include: system operating at 85% of pumping capacity; significant decrease in the pumping water level of wells or significant decrease in recovery rate of water level in wells. Indicators of the need to impose a Tier II water warning include severe system emergencies such as a chemical spill or major system failure. 

 a. WATER WARNING - TIER I - Under a Tier I Water Warning, no person shall use potable processed water of the municipal water service in any manner contrary to the following: 

i.     Outdoor watering or irrigation of lawns is prohibited.

ii.    Outdoor watering of any kind is prohibited between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily.

iii.   Water or irrigation of flower and vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs less than 4 years old, and new seeding or sod is permitted once per week with an application not to exceed one inch.

iv.    Car washing is prohibited except in commercial establishments that  provide that service.

v.     No water shall be used to fill private swimming pools, children's      wading pools, reflecting pools, or any other outdoor pool or pond.

vi.    No water shall be used to wash streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, or building exteriors.

vii.   No water shall be used for nonessential cleaning of commercial and industrial equipment, machinery, and interior spaces.

viii.  Water shall be served at restaurants only upon the request of the customer.

ix.    Use of water-consuming comfort air conditioning equipment which consumes in excess of 5 percent of the water circulating in such equipment is prohibited.

x.    Tank load water sales may be curtailed or eliminated. Water reclaimed or recycled after some primary use, such as water that has been used for washing or cooling, may be used without restriction.

Additionally, water derived from other sources than the city water utility, such as water condensed from the atmosphere by air conditioners or collected from rain or snow, may be used without restriction. 

Effective October 1, 2021 curbside recycling will no longer be offered. Please take recycling to Pottawattamie County Recycling Center or recycling trailer at Riverside High School parking lot

The City of Oakland is utilizing the Pottawattamie County Recycling Center for City Wide Clean Up   

 Stop in to City Hall to get vouchers for the Recycling Center (City pays the fees)  What can I bring? 



 Upcoming Events:                                                                                          

October 11 - City Council Meeting 7:00p.m.

October 16 - Oakland Riverside Golf Course Fish Fry 4p.m. until gone

October 24 - Trunk or Treat 4-5p.m. Main Street Sponsored by Oakland Chamber of Commerce. Free will hot dog supper and spooktacular by Oakalnd United Methodist Church

October 30 - Trick or Treat at the Oakland Riverside Golf Course 4p.m.

November 2 - City & School Election 7:00a.m.-8:00p.m. 

November 7 - PEO Italian Pasta Dinner

November 8 - City Council Meeting 7:00p.m.


The Fitness Center is now open, contact City Hall (712-482-6811) for membership information and to set up an orientation.

Current Business: Some of the businesses and their services currently located in Oakland include: nursing home, insurance, farm services, gas transportation, meat processing, beauty salons, hardware store, lumber yard, flower shop, funeral home, pharmacy, doctor, dentist, massage therapist, restaurants, grocery store, veterinarian, discount store, chiropractor, two banks, minimart, trucking, auto parts store, well digging, auto dealership, and full-service gas station and vehicle repair businesses.

Events or Attractions: Oakland is home to the Nishna Heritage Museum and has an annual Fourth of July celebration. Oakland is also near Big Grove Village Bed and Breakfast.  Visit Keast Daylily Gardens to view a variety of daylilies.

Education: Students attend the Riverside School District in Oakland and Carson.

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Transportation: Oakland is approximately 45 minutes from the Omaha metro area. The city is located along Highway 59 and near the junction of Highway 6.

Oakland has three parks within the city, as well as a golf course and country club. There is also a swimming pool and river canoeing is available. 

Economic Development:
The community of Oakland, including its quaint main street, possesses a number of business opportunities and opportunities for growth in the community. There are several key locations for housing expansion and development, and the city is postured for service and change in the areas of growth and economic development.

The town has a full time doctor and dentist available and a well established nursing home. Many special events and meetings are held at the Community Building and Eckels Memorial Library is located in Oakland.


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614 Dr. Van Zee Rd. PO Box 396, Oakland, IA 51560