SMU’s new water tower in South Spencer is close to becoming operational. The cleaning and disinfecting process on the inside of the new water tower was started this week. Integrating the new water tower into the control system to access and analyze real-time data is also necessary before it becomes fully operational and that process is also in progress.

We anticipate that filling the tank will be complete today.  Customers may notice some discolored water and low water pressure during this time. Once the tank is full, the water also has to pass a series of bacteria samples. The process for getting the new water tower completely operational is a joint effort with assistance from the engineers and contractors along with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

“We are pleased with how the new water tower turned out and we are thankful to all who were involved with the project. It is a great addition to the community. Combined with the recently updated water treatment facility we are prepared for community growth” says Amanda Gloyd, marketing & community relations manager.

The water tower in South Spencer was replaced due to structural damage from ice during the 2017-2018 winter and was funded through an insurance claim. Construction started in the fall of 2019 and is being finished up this year.

Once all of the equipment is removed from the old water tower, it will be taken down and the project will be complete.

Spencer Municipal Utilities 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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