03/20/2017 8:10 AM

Spencer Municipal Utilities hydrant flushing schedule:

March 20 through March 24:

North of the River in East Spencer

East of Grand Avenue

Residents should be advised to put in their basement sewer plugs. Residents could temporarily experience low water pressure and some discoloration of water during the flushing.

This scheduled hydrant flushing is part of Spencer Municipal Utilities water treatment facility project nearing completion and the new facility becoming fully operational.

As we move in to the final weeks of this part of the construction process, we again anticipate customers noticing more changes than they have been in terms of hardness, color, taste, and smell as we make final preparations on the treatment.

Throughout the construction process, SMU has continued to monitor the water quality, it has met all regulatory standards throughout construction, even though it is not the same quality before construction started. All regulatory and additional sampling is processed through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and analyzed in IDNR and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified labs with results reported directly to the IDNR to assist with customer notification if immediate action is needed.

SMU has been gathering customer feedback throughout the construction process. If you are experiencing a difference in your water, contact us directly by email at, or call us at 580-WATR (9287).

We appreciate customer patience and support of your local municipal utility during this construction process.

SMU is a leading provider of cable, internet, and telephone service in the Spencer community and has been providing water since 1886 and electric services since 1901.

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