Owatonna Public Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-profit water, electric and natural gas supplier, created by local residents more than 90 years ago to provide high quality, affordable services tailored to the unique needs of the Owatonna area.

Owatonna Public Utilities serves 12,000 electric, 10,500 natural gas and 9,700 water customers. Annual Revenues top $60 million, and about 2.5 percent of gross revenues are contributed to the City annually in lieu of taxes to further support the community.

To provide the high quality services Owatonna Public Utilities customers have grown accustomed to a staff of full-time professionals who provide virtually uninterrupted services on demand – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Owatonna Public Utilities is a member of the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) from which it purchases all of its electricity. Learn more about SMMPA on their website.

Vision Statement

We will be the Utility that is used as an example of excellence nationwide.

Mission Statement

To enrich the quality of life in our community by delivering reasonably priced, reliable, safe, and customer-focused utility services.


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