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SMU LINE WORKERS RETURN FROM HURRICANE IRMA RECOVERY

09/21/2017 10:47 AM

When Hurricane Irma hit Florida earlier this month, many were left without electricity and as part of the mutual aid program through Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, Spencer Municipal Utilities sent three line workers and two trucks.

“We have sent crews for mutual aid in the past, but this was the first time these line workers have assisted with hurricane recovery,” says Amanda Gloyd, marketing and community relations manager.

Those from SMU traveled and worked with others from other Iowa municipals to Moore Haven, Florida, which is located northwest of Miami. Those from other municipals included Alta, Denison, Lake Park and Sioux Center.

Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities coordinated the efforts with the American Public Power Association, and SMU coordinated the efforts for the group from Northwest Iowa.

 “We were glad these individuals stepped up to help out as well as those here in Spencer to make sure our community was taken care of as well,” adds Gloyd.

SMU is a leading provider of cable, internet, and telephone service in the Spencer community and has been providing water since 1886 and electric services since 1901.

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Spencer Municipal Utilities Line Workers to Florida

09/12/2017 3:18 PM

Spencer Municipal Utilities sent three line workers and two trucks to Moore Haven, Florida this week to help restore power in response to Hurricane Irma. They were joined with seven other line workers from Northwest Iowa from the communities of: Sioux Center, Alta, Lake Park and Denison. They are responding through the mutual aid program with the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities.

 

SMU’S WATER PLANT RIBBON CUTTING

08/15/2017 12:15 PM

Spencer residents have seen great improvement in water quality thanks to Spencer Municipal Utilities recent water treatment facility update, which hosted a ribbon cutting today with the Spencer Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

“We knew this project would take a significant amount of time when we began the additional studies and research back in 2012, and we are excited to have reached the end of the construction project and are pleased with the quality water we’ll be able to serve Spencer for years to come,” says Tony Hall, SMU water manager.

The goals of the construction project were to increase reliability, safety and capacity for the Spencer water system. Today the facility has improvements in all those areas in addition to providing softer water than before the construction project started. Construction on the project began in early 2014 and was completed this summer.

Financing for the $23 million project was done through a State Revolving Fund (SFF) as a low interest 20-year loan and the balance was funded by traditional revenue bonds.

“We are looking forward to customers coming out to see the updates to their water plant later this month,” adds Amanda Gloyd, SMU marketing & community relations manager.

The public is invited to an open house at the water plant located at 1012 32nd Avenue West in Spencer on Sunday, August 27th from 1:00-5:00pm. Tours, refreshments, giveaways and door prizes will be available for those who come out. Those planning on a tour will need closed toe shoes and no high heels will be allowed on the tour.

SMU is a leading provider of cable, internet, and telephone service in the Spencer community and has been providing water since 1886 and electric services since 1901.

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SMU Internet Maintenance - August 10

08/08/2017 11:09 AM

SMU will have an internet system upgrade and maintenance window on Thursday morning, Aug. 10th, running from 12:00AM – 3:00AM.  During this maintenance window, internet services will periodically be unavailable.