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There will be a local online, telephone, and/or door-to-door survey of households in Oakland. The
survey is necessary for the city to apply to the State for a Community Development Block Grant for
water improvements needed by the city’s water system. The survey will determine whether more than
51% of the population in Oakland is considered low to moderate income, which is a requirement for
the grant. The individual results of the survey will be held strictly confidential, and the records
will be maintained by Southwest Iowa Planning Council. Individual results will not be made public
and will be confidential.

The surveyor will ask for the house address and how many people live in the household. Based on the
number of people in the household, the surveyor will then ask whether the total household income is
above or below the figures listed below. In order to ensure
duplicate responses are not received, the household address will need to be recorded.

1 Person Household: $53,300
2 Person Household: $60,900
3 Person Household: $68,500
4 Person Household: $76,100
5 Person Household: $82,200
6 Person Household: $88,300
7 Person Household: $94,400
8 Person Household: $100,500

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dani Briggs at SWIPCO at 712-243-4196.
To avoid unwanted calls and visitors, surveys can be picked up at City Hall or you can take the survey online!
The survey may be taken online by visiting the following link or by scanning the QR code with your smartphone.

QR Code LMI Survey Oakland 2023


Due to dry conditions and high temperatures the City of Oakland has implemented Water Warning Tier I of the Water Conservation Plan, effective August 9, 2022.

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. 

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:                                                                                          


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, massage therapist, restaurants, coffee shops, 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 pharmacy available and a nursing home/assisted living. Many special events and meetings are held at the Community Building and Eckels Memorial Library is located in Oakland.


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Oakland, IA 51560, US - Map of Oakland, IA 51560, US

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