Spencer residents have seen great improvement in water quality thanks to Spencer Municipal Utilities recent water treatment facility update, which hosted a ribbon cutting today with the Spencer Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

“We knew this project would take a significant amount of time when we began the additional studies and research back in 2012, and we are excited to have reached the end of the construction project and are pleased with the quality water we’ll be able to serve Spencer for years to come,” says Tony Hall, SMU water manager.

The goals of the construction project were to increase reliability, safety and capacity for the Spencer water system. Today the facility has improvements in all those areas in addition to providing softer water than before the construction project started. Construction on the project began in early 2014 and was completed this summer.

Financing for the $23 million project was done through a State Revolving Fund (SFF) as a low interest 20-year loan and the balance was funded by traditional revenue bonds.

“We are looking forward to customers coming out to see the updates to their water plant later this month,” adds Amanda Gloyd, SMU marketing & community relations manager.

The public is invited to an open house at the water plant located at 1012 32nd Avenue West in Spencer on Sunday, August 27th from 1:00-5:00pm. Tours, refreshments, giveaways and door prizes will be available for those who come out. Those planning on a tour will need closed toe shoes and no high heels will be allowed on the tour.

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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