About AMU Water
The source of water for the City of Algona is groundwater drawn from 4 wells from the Cretaceous (Dakota Sandstone) aquifer. In 1931, Algona Municipal Utilities' current water treatment plant was constructed on Hall Street with an underground water storage capacity of 300,000 gallons. The plant was expanded in 1963, then renovated in 1986 and 1987. The treatment plant utilizes the high quality water from the Dakota aquifer and then combines aeration, filtration, fluoridation, and chlorination to provide a high quality water that meets all local, state and federal guidelines.
AMU constructed the Hall street water tower in 1933 with a capacity of 300,000 gallons. The water tower on Main Street was constructed in 1968 with a capacity of 500,000 gallons giving AMU a total water storage capacity of 1,100,000 gallons of water.
Algona has over 50 miles of water mains. Algona consumes nearly 250 million gallons of water a year with the typical water customer using an average of 900 cubic feet or 6,700 gallons per month.
Algona Municipal Utilities mission is to provide the best quality water to our consumers. We are constantly striving to improve our treatment process. In 2008, the water treatment plant was changed from gas chlorine to liquid chlorine. This conversion provides a better disinfection residual in our water distribution system and improves the safety of our plant by eliminating gas chlorine. Technology will open many new doors of opportunities in the future. AMU's water utility will be on the door step - ready to take advantage of the possibilities to provide you clean, high quality water at your tap whenever you need it.
Algona Municipal Utilities is Community Owned for Community Benefit. That's our commitment to you, our customer and owner.