City of Owatonna Public Utilities

208 South Walnut Avenue
(507) 451-2480
Emergency and Service (507) 451-1616 TDD (507) 451-8828
Call before you dig (800) 252-1166

   Electric Service

Owatonna Public Utilities, (507) 451-2480, provides electrical service along with Alliant Energy, (800) 255-4268, Xcel Energy, (800) 895-4999, TDD/TTY (800)-288-5533; or Waseca Cooperative Electric, (507) 451-7340. Where you live in the community determines which company provides your electric service.


   Gas Service

Owatonna Public Utilities, (507) 451-2480, provides natural gas service along with Minnegasco (507) 835-3630.


   Water Service

Owatonna Public Utilities, (507) 451-2480 provides domestic water service. All water in the OPU system is well water, it is pumped from the Jordan Aquifers located under the city.


   Sewer Service

Sanitary sewer rates are $1.33 per 100 cubic feet of water with a $2.50 per month base charge. These fees help to pay for the operation and maintenance as well as some of the capital costs of maintaining the city sewer system. OPU bills for sewer service.


   Street Lights

OPU installs and maintains street lights in Owatonna based on requests from the City Council. Spacing is based on traffic volume and development density along with other factors. Requests for lights should be made through the City Administrators Office.


Owatonna Compost Site - Steele County Recycling Program

Steele County owns and operates the Steele County Landfill.

Steele County Residential Recycling Hotline - (507) 451-5443

The Owatonna Compost Site is located at 400 W. 32nd Avenue, Owatonna, Mn - (507) 475-0206