Harlan Municipal Utilities
2412 Southwest Ave.
Harlan, IA 51537
Phone: (712) 755-5182
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Hours of OperationOffice open 7:30-4:30 Monday - Friday
Emergency calls taken 24 hours a day.
The Harlan Municipal Utilities (HMU) was established in 1891 by public vote to provide electricity and safe, clean water to the City of Harlan. Natural Gas service was added in 1954. High speed Internet and cable TV were added in 1996 and telephone service in 2001.
HMU offers electric, gas, water and telecom services. Having all services under one roof makes it easier for customers to know who to call for outages, services and billing questions. It makes it easier to sign up for services and it makes it easier for billing.
Throughout 2017, we continued our fiber to the home (FTTH) project. Once the entire project is completed, estimated in 2019, every residence and business will have access to a dedicated fiber for sending and receiving high speed data.
Also in 2017, HMU received the Reliable Public Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association. The award is earned by electric utilities for reaching benchmarks of safety, reliability, system improvements and staff training.
During 2016, HMU celebrated 125 years of service to Harlan.
In June of 2015, we launched a new cable TV line up with expanded HD networks and digital services. Also included in the launch was an increase of standard Internet speeds.
In April of 2014, the HMU Electric department received recognition for earning the RP3 designation from the American Public Power Association. The RP3 award is presented to public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four areas: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement.
In 2013, we built and began operating a new water plant. The old lime softening plant was taken off line and we began treating water with the reverse osmosis treatment.
We moved to our new offices at 2412 Southwest Ave on August 1, 2012. We also installed fiber to the home connections in part of Harlan in order to offer faster Internet.
HMU is. and will continue to be, Harlan's Premier Provider of electric, gas, water, cable TV, Internet and telephone service!