How Your Municipal Utility Works
The City of Algona owns and operates its electric, water, and communications utilities as a separate entity called Algona Municipal Utilities. The electric, water and communications utilities are under the management of a five member Board of Trustees. Trustees are appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval of the City Council, and serve 6 year staggered terms. The daily operations of Algona Municipal Utilities (“AMU”) are directed by a General Manager assisted by a professional staff. The Municipal Water Utility was established in 1889; the Municipal Electric Utility was established in 1898; and the Municipal Communications Utility was established in 1997.