LAMONI MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
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Lamoni Municipal Utilities
111 South Chestnut Street
Lamoni, IA 50140
Phone: (641) 784-6911
General Manager: Emil Segebart
Office Manager: Valerie Norman
Distribution Manager: Terry Fulton
Lamoni Municipal Utilities is committed to providing our customers with safe and reliable services at the lowest possible costs 24 hours a day.
Electric LMU’s electric system was established in 1935. In 1941, $35,000 in revenue bonds were sold to install two 300 horsepower diesel engines producing a total of 400 kilowatts to supply the town with electricity. Lamoni’s need for electricity has grown over the years, as has the capacity of the power generating capacity at the original site.
As a result of having generation capabilities, LMU has a long term contract with Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) for the purchase of bulk power as an interruptible customer. The generating capacity allows LMU to purchase bulk power at a low rate during off peak times, but, the generation capacity in Lamoni must be able to produce enough electricity to supply Lamoni at any given time.
The Lamoni Municipal Utilities built its natural gas distribution system in 1960 for $160,000. LMU’s natural gas is transported by ANR (American Natural Resources), located in Detroit, Michigan. LMU purchases natural gas from various suppliers and is able to offer competitive rates for firm and interruptible services.
LMU’s water system is comprised of three reservoirs, Home Pond constructed in 1934 located on the Northwest edge of town, Lake LaShane built in 1957 located 2 miles West of town, and North Woods Lake constructed in 1993 located 2.5 miles North of town. Home Pond is located on the Northwest edge of Lamoni at the water treatment plant. The LMU water system has the capacity to deliver 500,000 gallons per day. Current average consumption is 260,000 gallons per day.
Lamoni has a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) wastewater treatment plant built in 2004 with 1 million gallon per day treatment capability.
Utility bills are rendered on the last business day of each month, due when rendered and become delinquent after the 20th of each month unless the 20th falls on weekend or LMU observed holiday. If payment mailed must be postmarked by US postal service no later than 20th of month.
Deposits or adequate payment history, consistent with LMU requirements, are required of all customers for each rate classification of service they are requesting. Current customers may be required to make a deposit to guarantee payment should their account/accounts become delinquent more than twice in a calendar year. Deposits are equal to the high billing in each service for the previous calendar year. They are retained until a history of twelve prompt consecutive payments are received. The deposit plus interest will be refunded after these requirements are met.
We offer budget billing; automatic payment of your account, via bank or credit card; and credit card by telephone. Give us a call if you are interested in any of these options or need more information.
Our business office is open 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday. After hours feel free to use our outside payment box located on the south side of the office entrance or payment box @ HyVee customer service desk.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact our office. We appreciate your input in our efforts to better manage your utility company.
Lamoni Municipal Utilities is committed to helping our customers use energy wisely and efficiently through education and rebates on energy efficient appliances. For more information on available rebates contact LMU at (641) 784-6911.