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Remsen Water Pilot Project Underway

On February 28, Remsen’s Water Treatment Plant shifted source water. The Facility has previously used water blended from several shallow and deep wells. Elevated nitrate in the shallow wells has prompted the facility to consider utilizing only the deep well water. This change will be evaluated over the next 90 days by Remsen Municipal Utility’s staff and engineers from Bolton and Menk, Inc. in close contact with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources


All water sent to Remsen’s residents has met, and will continue to meet, the drinking water standards for safe consumption.


If you have any questions, please contact Gayrey Whitfield with Remsen Municipal Utilities at 712-305-1675.

Power Outage

The City of Remsen will have a scheduled ISOLATED power outage Wednesday, April 27, 2016 beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing until possibly 6:00 p.m. to make necessary repairs to the electrical system.  The outage will be from First Street to Highway 3; affecting the East side of Jackson Street to the West side of Fulton Street.  Those customers that the outage will affect have been notified or have had their doors posted.  Remsen City Hall and the Public Library, as well as several other downtown businesses, will be closed as a result of the outage. The City of Remsen apologizes for the inconvenience and short notice!

Lightbulb Giveaway!

Compared to incandescent bulbs, ENERGY STAR CFLs and LEDs use up to 90% less energy and save up to $80 in electricity over the life of the bulb.  RMU is giving our customers a FREE Energy Star LED to get started.  Stop by City Hall to pick up a light bulb today!!