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ERMU Announces 2022 Scholarship Winner

May 19, 2022

ERMU is proud to announce that Brock Schmertman is the recipient of the 2022 Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship awarded in partnership with the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association. Brock, a senior at Elk River High School, wrote a thoughtful and well-researched essay on the importance of municipal utilities. He then went on to place fourth in […]

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Energy Assistance Available

July 1, 2021

As many of our customers continue to feel the impact of COVID-19, we want you to know that there is still assistance available to income-eligible households (both owners and renters) for home heating bills, fuel costs, and furnace repairs. The application period opens September 1, 2021. To learn more and apply, please visit the Minnesota […]

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ERMU Celebrates 106th Anniversary in June

June 1, 2021

On June 1, 1915, F.D. Waterman incorporated the Elk River Power & Light Company, the first step in providing electricity to the Village of Elk River, and founding the organization that became ERMU. The company’s 200-hoursepower turbine, which was situated next to the Lake Orono Dam, had the power to illuminate around 97,500 incandescent lamps. […]

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Hydrant Flushing May 10-14

April 20, 2021

ERMU’s water department will begin its scheduled hydrant flushing in May. Please refer to this map to learn which day your neighborhood is scheduled for service. This practice is critical to ensuring that your hydrants are operating correctly while also removing sediment from the lines. A few things to keep in mind during hydrant flushing: […]

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ERMU Field Services Building Expansion Project

October 22, 2020

ERMU would like to provide details on the construction project occurring at our field services site near the Lake Orono dam. The expansion and upgrade to our field services facility is designed to improve operations, allowing us to better serve the community. Site preparation will continue through 2020 with construction scheduled to begin in 2021. […]

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