ERMU Hosting Open House at New Field Services Building

ERMU is hosting an open house on Thursday, August 24 from 4-8 p.m. at its recently constructed field services building, located at 1435 Main Street, Elk River.

Guests can tour the facility and learn from staff about the electric and water services ERMU provides to the community. This event is intended for all ages as there will be interactive demonstrations, trucks on display, educational booths, games, and activities. There will also be a social gathering space with music and two food trucks on site, Mac’s Mini’s and Brain Freezze, with food for purchase. 

“We are excited to share the future of ERMU service with our community,” said Utilities Commission Chair John Dietz. “As a public power and water utility, every action we take is focused on providing residents the affordable, quality service they expect, and that was our goal with this building.”

Dietz added, “When we began planning for this project, ERMU faced a growing service territory with facilities that had met both maximum capacities and lifespans. With this building we have enhanced our operations area, created secure storage for equipment and vehicles, and took advantage of bonding interest rates that reached a 50-year low in early 2021.”

Major construction of the new field services facility began in June of 2021 and was completed in September of 2022.  Additional project details can be found on our website at ERMU Field Services Building Expansion Project.

ERMU Field Services Building


  • General parking is available on the south side of the property near the Lake Orono dam.

Location: 1705 Main Street, Elk River

  • Specialty parking for those with limited mobility is available on the north side of the property at the main entranceof the building.

Location: 1435 Main Street, Elk River

  • Overflow parking is available at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Location: 1506 Main Street, Elk River


Please click here for an event map. In addition to the fun activities planned, the first 500 kids to attend the open house will receive a free commemorative hard hat! Mac's Mini's and Brain Freezze food trucks will be on site with food for purchase too.

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