Indianola Municipal Utilities

Indianola Municipal Utilities Indianola Municipal Utilities is located in Indianola, Iowa and provides the city with electric, wat

Operating as usual

01/11/2022

Update: All services have been restored. Please call 515-961-9444 if you are experiencing and issues.

IMU Water crews are responding to a water main break on the 1500 block of W Boston. Water Services will be affected on the 1500 block of W Boston, 1500 block of W Clinton, 200-300 block of N M St and 200-300 N N St.

With the temperatures dropping, here are some tips to keep your home's pipes from freezing!
12/31/2021

With the temperatures dropping, here are some tips to keep your home's pipes from freezing!

With the temperatures dropping, here are some tips to keep your home's pipes from freezing!

12/15/2021

Electric crews at IMU is standing by in the event of wind damage from today’s predicted weather event, to minimize the impact of any downed trees, electrical lines, and the power outages that might occur.

The National Weather Service has stated the potential for straight line winds with gusts up to 100 mph. Please be aware of the progression of this storm and take reasonable safety precautions as needed.

12/14/2021

Water services will be interrupted near the 1200 block of E Clinton and the 300 block of N 11th St while crews replace some fire hydrants in the area. The streets will be closed during these repairs as well. Thank you for your patience!

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for most of Iowa, including Indianola.  Winds West to Southw...
12/14/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for most of Iowa, including Indianola. Winds West to Southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 60 to 70 mph are expected.

These high winds can blow down trees and power lines.

As a reminder if you come across a downed power line:
1) Assume the line is energized and stay as far away as you can.
2) Call 911
3) Do not drive over downed power lines.
4) Stay in your car.
5) If you must evacuate, jump away and land with both feet together. ...
6) Shuffle away to safety.

High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
409 AM CST Tue Dec 14 2021

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Including the cities of Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early,Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Denison, Carroll, Jefferson, Boone, Ames, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Corning, Creston, Osceola, Chariton, Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Mount Ayr, Lamoni, Leon, Corydon, Seymour, Allerton, and Humeston
409 AM CST Tue Dec 14 2021

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...West to Southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 60 to 70 mph expected.

* WHERE...Much of Iowa.

* WHEN...From noon Wednesday to midnight CST Wednesday night.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for most of Iowa, including Indianola. Winds West to Southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 60 to 70 mph are expected.

These high winds can blow down trees and power lines.

As a reminder if you come across a downed power line:
1) Assume the line is energized and stay as far away as you can.
2) Call 911
3) Do not drive over downed power lines.
4) Stay in your car.
5) If you must evacuate, jump away and land with both feet together. ...
6) Shuffle away to safety.

High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
409 AM CST Tue Dec 14 2021

IAZ024-025-033>037-044>048-057>060-070>073-081>084-092>095-141815-
/O.UPG.KDMX.HW.A.0001.211215T1800Z-211216T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KDMX.HW.W.0002.211215T1800Z-211216T0600Z/
Humboldt-Wright-Sac-Calhoun-Webster-Hamilton-Hardin-Crawford-Carroll-Greene-Boone-Story-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Polk-Cass-Adair-Madison-Warren-Adams-Union-Clarke-Lucas-Taylor-Ringgold-Decatur-Wayne-

Including the cities of Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early,Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Denison, Carroll, Jefferson, Boone, Ames, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Corning, Creston, Osceola, Chariton, Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Mount Ayr, Lamoni, Leon, Corydon, Seymour, Allerton, and Humeston
409 AM CST Tue Dec 14 2021

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...West to Southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 60 to 70 mph expected.

* WHERE...Much of Iowa.

* WHEN...From noon Wednesday to midnight CST Wednesday night.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

12/10/2021

Electric services in the North East portion of the City may be disrupted temporarily while MidAmerican crews are making necessary repairs in the area.
This will mainly affect the 1100 and 1000 block of N 7th Ct.

11/30/2021

Please read! This is happening again it seems and we want to reiterate that this is a scam that we are not a part of.

Indianola Municipal Utilities Customer Service Office will be closed Thursday and Friday November 25th and 26th in obser...
11/23/2021

Indianola Municipal Utilities Customer Service Office will be closed Thursday and Friday November 25th and 26th in observence of Thanksgiving.

Indianola Municipal Utilities Customer Service Office will be closed Thursday and Friday November 25th and 26th in observence of Thanksgiving.

Veterans DayThe 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 was when World War 1 ended.Today we honor the nation...
11/11/2021

Veterans Day

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 was when World War 1 ended.

Today we honor the nation's Veterans, past and present, for their sacrifice and service.

Before they served the Indianola community by working at IMU, these two gentlemen served their country:

Rod Powers, IMU Water Department
Jeromy Hoffman, IMU Fiber Department

Join us in thanking all Veterans for their service. If you happen to see these two out and about today, thank them for their service to our country and continued service to our community!

10/20/2021

SCAM ALERT!
If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be with the "Electric Company" and they are threatening "disconnect within 30 minutes" if you do not make payment...PLEASE give us a call at 515-961-9444 and confirm your account status.

We DO NOT call customers prior to disconnect, and are here Monday-Friday 8-5 to discuss your account information.

09/27/2021
Never Forget
09/11/2021

Never Forget

Never Forget

IMU is taking bids on surplus items. Bids are due to Chris Longer by Friday September 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Bids received...
09/10/2021

IMU is taking bids on surplus items. Bids are due to Chris Longer by Friday September 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Bids received after this date and time will be rejected.

Bids can be submitted the following ways:
• Dropped off at 210 West 2nd Avenue
• Mailed to – IMU, Chris Longer, PO Box 356, Indianola, IA 50125
Bids need to include the following:
• Name of person placing the bid.
• Address of person placing the bid.
• Phone number of the person placing the bid.
• Lot number you are bidding on.
• Bid amount for the lot (total bid for the lot).
• If you are bidding on more than one lot, please make sure to clarify each lot you are bidding on and the bid amount for each lot.

Lot 1 – Concrete Barricades (7 Barricades) – 2’X2’X6’ (Approximate weight of each barricade is 3,500 pounds)

Lot 2 – Concrete Barricades (6 Barricades) – 2’X2’X6’ (Approximate weight of each barricade is 3,500 pounds)

Lot 5 – Concrete Barricades (6 Barricades) – 2’X2’X6’ (Approximate weight of each barricade is 3,500 pounds)

Lot 6 – Concrete Barricades (6 Barricades) – 2’X2’X6’ (Approximate weight of each barricade is 3,500 pounds)

Lot 7 – Concrete Barricades (6 Barricades) – 2’X2’X6’ (Approximate weight of each barricade is 3,500 pounds)

Lot 8 - Wood Pole Pile

IMU can assist with loading but the successful bidder is responsible for transportation and unloading.
IMU can refuse to load items onto successful bidders’ trailer if IMU determines it’s not safe.
IMU is not responsible for damage to successful bidders’ trucks or trailers.
You will need to schedule loading out items. Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
All items need to be picked up by October 8, 2021.
Successful bidder will be required to sign a waiver.
All items must be paid for in full before they can be loaded.
IMU reserves the right to decline any and all bids.

09/07/2021

September is #NationalPreparednessMonth

October 3-9, 2021 is public power week #publicpowerweek.

IMU values public power. We strive to provide great local service, local investment, all with competitive rates.

As an example, this summer, an IMU electric customer would pay 12.26 cents per kwh of electric used. That comparable rate for a Mid-American Energy customer would be 12.27 cents per kwh.

Peak Alert:With the extreme heat expected today and tomorrow, we are asking customers to conserve energy during the peak...
07/27/2021

Peak Alert:

With the extreme heat expected today and tomorrow, we are asking customers to conserve energy during the peak demand times.

Peak demand is the time when consumer demand for electricity is at its highest. Peak periods tend to be in the afternoon between 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm during summer months.

You can limit electrical usage by: turning up your thermostat a few degrees, closing curtains and blinds, shutting off unnecessary lights and equipment, and delaying the usage of appliances until later in the evening.

Thank you for your cooperation and helping keep costs as low as possible for all of our customers!

Peak Alert:

With the extreme heat expected today and tomorrow, we are asking customers to conserve energy during the peak demand times.

Peak demand is the time when consumer demand for electricity is at its highest. Peak periods tend to be in the afternoon between 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm during summer months.

You can limit electrical usage by: turning up your thermostat a few degrees, closing curtains and blinds, shutting off unnecessary lights and equipment, and delaying the usage of appliances until later in the evening.

Thank you for your cooperation and helping keep costs as low as possible for all of our customers!

06/21/2021

All services should be restored. If you are experiencing issues, please give us a call at 515-961-9444 Option 2.
Thank you!

06/15/2021
www.indianola.com

Below is a link to IMU 2020 water quality report:

https://www.indianola.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2020-WATER-QUALITY-REPORT.pdf

06/10/2021

Streetlights in a portion of the downtown area will be off starting Monday (6/14/2021). Please be aware these lights are off purposefully, and not a problem with the streetlights in this area.

Absolute Concrete has requested that IMU shut the power off, first thing Monday morning, to the street lights in Phase 1 of the Streetscape project in order to remove all the streetlight poles in this phase.

The sections affected will be the 100 block of North Buxton, 100 block of West Salem and 200 block of West Salem.

05/08/2021

All services have been restored

#DrinkingWaterWeek
05/06/2021

#DrinkingWaterWeek

#DrinkingWaterWeek

This week is national drinking water week.Below is your IMU water department staff.  They are responsible for the entire...
05/06/2021

This week is national drinking water week.

Below is your IMU water department staff. They are responsible for the entire treatment and distribution of Indianola's drinking water.

On an average day, this group of dedicated employees makes sure Indianola has the 1.2 million gallons of clean drinking water the city will use. IMU's water department are capable of producing over 3.2 million gallons of water if needed. Water that is #ThereWhenYouNeedIt

This week is national drinking water week.

Below is your IMU water department staff. They are responsible for the entire treatment and distribution of Indianola's drinking water.

On an average day, this group of dedicated employees makes sure Indianola has the 1.2 million gallons of clean drinking water the city will use. IMU's water department are capable of producing over 3.2 million gallons of water if needed. Water that is #ThereWhenYouNeedIt

April 18 was National Lineman Appreciation Day.National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18th honors the men and women ...
04/19/2021

April 18 was National Lineman Appreciation Day.

National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18th honors the men and women who work around the clock to keep the power going. If the electricity is on where you are reading this article, you likely have a lineman to thank.

From the electric plant, the grid crisscrossing the country both above and underground and right up to the meters on our homes, these men and women build and maintain the system that keeps our nation running.

Regardless of the source, the electricity has to be transported by employing transformers, power lines and other equipment. Due to the dangerous conditions electricity poses, safety is of utmost importance for both the lineman and the consumer.

When mother nature destroys what our linemen have built up, they are on call to build it back up again as quickly as possible. These men and women work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to remaining areas.

Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Whether they are working in trenches, near water or on high towers, the risks are extreme.

Join us in thanking the linemen at IMU for their hard work and dedication to the residents of Indianola.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay

You don’t have to know a lineman to celebrate this day. Give a shoutout on social media to lineman everywhere. You can celebrate the day by thanking your local linemen by using #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay and #thankalineman on Social Media.

The picture includes your IMU electric team of lineman, generation and metering tech and substation techs.

April 18 was National Lineman Appreciation Day.

National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18th honors the men and women who work around the clock to keep the power going. If the electricity is on where you are reading this article, you likely have a lineman to thank.

From the electric plant, the grid crisscrossing the country both above and underground and right up to the meters on our homes, these men and women build and maintain the system that keeps our nation running.

Regardless of the source, the electricity has to be transported by employing transformers, power lines and other equipment. Due to the dangerous conditions electricity poses, safety is of utmost importance for both the lineman and the consumer.

When mother nature destroys what our linemen have built up, they are on call to build it back up again as quickly as possible. These men and women work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to remaining areas.

Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Whether they are working in trenches, near water or on high towers, the risks are extreme.

Join us in thanking the linemen at IMU for their hard work and dedication to the residents of Indianola.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay

You don’t have to know a lineman to celebrate this day. Give a shoutout on social media to lineman everywhere. You can celebrate the day by thanking your local linemen by using #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay and #thankalineman on Social Media.

The picture includes your IMU electric team of lineman, generation and metering tech and substation techs.

04/01/2021
03/25/2021

Indianola Municipal Utilities will hold an information session entitled “Understanding Your Utility Bill” on March 31, 2021, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Indianola City Hall, located at 110 N. First Street.

IMU General Manager Chris DesPlanques will lead the presentation, which will address the information contained in the utility bills, IMU’s and CIty of Indianola rates, and ways residents can monitor and manage their usage.

The session is open to the public and there will be time set aside for questions and answers. No RSVP is required.

IMU Electric Crew replacing an underground 3-phase primary dip on a new transmission pole.
03/03/2021

IMU Electric Crew replacing an underground 3-phase primary dip on a new transmission pole.

IMU Electric Crew replacing an underground 3-phase primary dip on a new transmission pole.

Address

210 W 2nd Ave
Indianola, IA
50125

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(515) 961-9444

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