Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities

Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities Welcome to the Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities page! Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities is a locally-owned and locally-controlled utility company.

We provide electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and communication products and sevices.

We provide electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and communication products and sevices.

Mission: CRMU's mission is to be the provider of choice for communications, electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services, and to improve the quality of life of our customers/owners/partners.

Operating as usual

Do you know whose dog this is??

Do you know whose dog this is??


Hey Crusader fans!! If you want to watch CR-B Crusader games from the comfort of your own home, make sure to "like" the page shared below ("CR-B TV")!! When the live stream is scheduled to start, go to this page to watch your favorite team - the Crusaders!

Today is the day, Crusaders! We will be carrying out our first ever live stream! Crusader volleyball tonight at 7:30! Watch right here on this page!

We love helping our kids and our school!

We love helping our kids and our school!

The Coon Rapids-Bayard Music Department wants to thank the many individuals across the nation, Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities and the Coon Rapids-Bayard Education Foundation for their generous support of donations to the elementary music bag initiative.

The music bag initiative is designed to give each elementary student a bag of instruments for music class. With all the guidance being given to school districts before the opening of the new school year, music educators received guidance from the National Association of Music Educators and the National Federation of State High School Associations' to make sure that students did not share instruments as best as possible; especially instruments that are hard to sanitize and instruments that would not have adequate time to be sanitize between classes. Therefore, creating individual instrument bags for each student was an essential mitigation effort that music teachers can do to provide a safe, fun, and creative music experience for each student. Many music educators across the nation have been building these bags all summer for their students.

Mrs. Fiscus, the K-12 vocal music teacher at CR-B, started working on donations for the project in early June by announcing on social media that she was looking for donations. Some donors bought directly from Amazon and had items shipped, others brought items to her. Actual musical instruments can get expensive quickly so donations for DIY instruments were necessary. Creating "found sound" instruments from a variety of items is more cost effective and gives the students a unique chance at understanding how sound works and how music can be created. This week, after the last of the donations arrived from Amazon, she filled just roughly 220 music bags for Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

Mrs. Fiscus said, "I spent many hours and nights sitting on my living room floor, wrapping yarn balls, stringing jingle bells, taping up plastic eggs, cutting pool noodles and sanding sticks but it was all worth it. Every student will have a bag that is unique because of all the colors of the different items. I can't wait for the students to use their new instrument bags to create music. With an assortment of instruments right at their side, we can get even more creative when it comes to adding sounds to our songs and movements. The ownership the students will have in the creative process is what makes music fun!"

Items donated included yarn, jingle bells, popsicle sticks, plastic bags, plastic eggs, popcorn, dowel rods, frisbees, pool noodles, plastic straws, and tulle. These items turned into egg shakers, drums, drum sticks, jingle bells, sand blocks, guiros and movement props to use while listening to music.

Full List of Donors include: Coon Rapids-Bayard Education Foundation, Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, Becky H., Anne P., Colleen H., Tammy R., Amanda G., Megan I., Kari W., Rhonda M., Lori M., Brenda F. and Juanita B.


The City of Coon Rapids is aware of many downed trees & limbs. They will be working to clear the streets as quickly as possible.

Please help us!  Thanks so much!

Please help us! Thanks so much!

Don't forget!!

Don't forget!!

The City of Coon Rapids has available for purchase excess inventory that was left in the former QA Lab building. Items include several lower cabinets of varying sizes, sinks, filing cabinets, bathroom stall partitions, workbenches, metal shelving, toilets, urinal, desk, water fountain, floor cleaner, paper towel dispenser, filters, garbage cans, scales, ceiling tiles, cloth bags, kitchenware, glass beakers, hazardous chemical closet and other miscellaneous items.

To review the full list of items with photos and measurements visit > Government > Excess Inventory.

The city is selling these items via sealed bid. Sealed bids are due to the City Clerk (123 3rd Avenue, Coon Rapids or email at [email protected]) by Friday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m.

For questions, contact the city clerk at 712-999-7749.

Stay safe, everyone!

Stay safe, everyone!

Main Street Coon Rapids

Main Street Coon Rapids

Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses for COVID-19 Utility Disruption.

The program offers grants up to $7,500 to be applied to utility bill debt. Eligible businesses must have: a physical (non-residential) location in Iowa; 50 or fewer employees; experienced a COVID-19 loss of revenue that resulted in unpaid electric or natural gas bills between March 17 and June 30...visit the following link for more details.


Hello Residents,
You should be receiving (or already received) a survey in the mail from Region XII.
Please take the time to fill this out! This is very important to the success of a Community Development Block Grant application. This grant will be used to improve the city's wastewater system.
Thank You!

CR-B Music Department

CR-B Music Department

Thank you Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities for your generous support of frisbees for the elementary and middle school students this coming school year! The frisbees will act as drums and beat boards in their individualize music bags.

We are still in need of Pool Noodles, Eggs, Plastic Containers, Dowel Rods or Chopsticks and lots more (see post below) for the students to all have their own set of instruments. Please keep sharing to get the word out, too!

If you have items you are willing to donate, please let Mrs. Fiscus know. Thank you!

👉  Check out our Quarterly Connection!  👈What's Inside?📍  Covid-19 Update📍  Kevin Dorpinghaus Retires📍  Budget Billing📍 ...

👉 Check out our Quarterly Connection! 👈

What's Inside?
📍 Covid-19 Update
📍 Kevin Dorpinghaus Retires
📍 Budget Billing
📍 Summer Employees

Carroll Refuse Service

Carroll Refuse Service

All residential routes will run one day later the week of May 25-29. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend !!

Main Street Coon Rapids

Main Street Coon Rapids

The Coon Rapids-Bayard CSD graduate banners arrived and thanks to the Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities staff they are displayed on 25 electric poles downtown. Drive around downtown to check out the'll see the proud faces of our graduating class of 2020.


It’s Kevin Dorpinghaus’s last day! Stay tuned to our page for ways you can help us celebrate Kevin’s career throughout the day! We might not be able to gather together due to Covid-19, but we’re counting on you to help us celebrate! More info soon!

WOW!  35 years!  It's hard to believe it's here, but please join us in congratulating Kevin Dorpinghaus on his upcoming ...

WOW! 35 years! It's hard to believe it's here, but please join us in congratulating Kevin Dorpinghaus on his upcoming retirement from CRMU! Gosh, we will miss him! Not only will we miss his incredible work ethic and dedication, we will certainly miss the wealth of Coon Rapids knowledge he has! We often call him the "Coon Rapids encyclopedia." At the same time, we are SO excited that he will finally be done with on-call time and NO MORE CRMU PAGER! You will be so missed, Kevin!! Thank you for 35 great years - enjoy RETIREMENT!

Way to go Coon Rapids!!  NEW goal... 65% by 4/10/20!  We can do it!!

Way to go Coon Rapids!! NEW goal... 65% by 4/10/20! We can do it!!

We're making progress, Coon Rapids!!  Keep going!!!

We're making progress, Coon Rapids!! Keep going!!!

Keep it up, Coon Rapids!!  You're doing a great job of responding to the 2020 Census, but we really need everyone to com...

Keep it up, Coon Rapids!! You're doing a great job of responding to the 2020 Census, but we really need everyone to complete their Census survey ASAP!! Let's try for 60% complete by Monday, 3/30!! We'll keep you updated!





What a great idea!

What a great idea!

Hey Businesses!  Don't forget to send us info for your cable ad!  Let us help you!!

Hey Businesses! Don't forget to send us info for your cable ad! Let us help you!!



CRMU is committed to protecting its employees and citizens during this pandemic.

CRMU will have normal operating hours from 7:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday, but will only be available via phone and/or online. CRMU staff will continue to work behind the scenes, so please do not hesitate to call or email us. CRMU can be reached at 712-999-2225 or via email at [email protected].

CRMU will be limiting in-home telecom service calls and installations effective immediately. We will continue to provide the best customer service possible, given the circumstances.

For outages or incidents, CRMU staff will first attempt to resolve any physical issue outside the property. If the problem is not a physical issue, staff will attempt to troubleshoot with the customer over the phone.

CRMU’s electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater employees will continue daily plant and distribution operations and will be on-call for any emergency situations that may arise.

If there is a concern of a natural gas emergency situation, we will not call customers unless they are outside of the concerned area. We will take natural gas and carbon monoxide calls as serious as always.

CRMU is encouraging customers to keep up-to-date with payments for electric, telecom, and all city services. Customer payment options are listed below:
• Drive-thru service available on the south side of the Municipal Building during office hours.
• Drop box – Slightly past the drive-thru window on the south side of the Municipal Building. Place all payments in an envelope with name and address or account number. CRMU does not encourage placing cash in the drop box.
• By Credit Card: Call us at 999-2225 to pay using a debit or credit card over the phone.
• Automatic pay is available – Payments will be automatically withdrawn out of your designated bank account on the last business day of the month. Please contact us and we’d be happy to send you a form to sign-up. A sign-up form is also available on our website at – under Customer Service.

While on-time payment is strongly encouraged, CRMU will be waiving all late fees and suspending non-pay disconnection procedures through April 10, 2020. We understand our customers are going through a challenging time. We want to help as much as possible. At this time, normal collection procedures will resume April 11, 2020; however, we are more than willing to work with customers and set-up payment plans, if necessary.

CRMU understands the challenging times businesses are facing in the uncertain and unprecedented times. CRMU will be offering free cable ads to all affected businesses through March 31, 2020. To take advantage of this offer, the cable ad information must be emailed to [email protected]. The ad(s) will continue to run until March 31, 2020, unless otherwise requested.

Please know this is a fluid situation and subject to change. The most up-to-date messages can be found on CRMU’s page.

CRMU appreciates our customers and your understanding during this time!

Coon Rapids Iowa

Coon Rapids Iowa



The CRMU office will not be open to the public until further notice due to COVID-19. Please use our drive thru or drop box. Or you can call us at 999.2225, email [email protected] or send us a Facebook message.
Thank you!


123 3rd Ave S
Coon Rapids, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 16:00
Thursday 07:00 - 16:00
Friday 07:00 - 16:00


(712) 999-2225


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