Can COVID-19 virus spread through sewer systems?

As the CDC continues to review the spread of the virus, it is believed that the transmission of COVID-19 through sewer systems may be possible. However, there is no evidence that this has occurred, and direct human contact with sewer systems is very limited. City of Orange City wastewater employees continue to take proper safeguards and practice basic hygiene precautions during their daily work tasks.

Can the COVID-9 virus spread through drinking water?

COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water. Groundwater systems (water pumped from wells), like Orange City, are much less susceptible to outside contamination than surface water systems (water pumped from lakes or rivers). Water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection (which the City of Orange City uses) will remove or inactivate the virus.

Is the library open?

The Orange City Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice.

Can I rent city facilities?

City owned properties closed during the next several weeks as a precaution.

Can I sign up for City Rec programs?

No recreation programs will take place until further notice.

Is City Hall open?

All doors to City Hall will now be locked. Appointments can be scheduled only if “essential”. We encourage all communication to be remote. For any other City services or to contact City staff, please call (712) 707-4885 between 7 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday.

How do I get a building permit?

A PDF of the NEW City Building Permit form is available here:

OC Building Permit Form

Questions? contact Kurt Frederes (712) 707-4885 or email code-enf@orangecityiowa.com

Are the trail and parks open?

Trails and parks will be open to the public, you may find restrooms closed. Please practice appropriate care and precautions when using these public spaces.

How do I pay my utility bill?

For utility billing, payments can be put in our drop box at the City Hall. For billing questions, please call (712) 707-4885 or email cityoc@orangecityiowa.com