Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities is the agent that provides water, natural gas, and sewer services to the City of Emmetsburg. It is municipally owned and operated by the Municipal Utilities Board as established by the Emmetsburg City Council.

Statement of Purpose

The Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees was established by the City Council for the purpose of operating and maintaining a municipally-owned utility for the citizens of Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Gas, Water and Sewer Utilities are operated under the same guiding principles which follow:

  • To provide the highest quality and most reliable service possible, at the lowest reasonable costs, consistent with sound business practices.
  • To maintain adequate and necessary revenues and reserves, in order to provide and maintain up-to-date facilities and equipment.
  • To employ capable staff, with strong work ethics and high technical skills, and provide for their ongoing training, safety and equipment needs.
  • To strive for continued growth and development of both the utility and the community, utilizing all appropriate technologies, resources, and strategies.


  • Gas Fired Clothes Dryer …$100.00
  • Gas Fired Water Heater
    • .62 Energy Efficiency …$250.00
  • Gas Fired Furnace
    • 96% and above Efficiency Rating … $900.00
    • 95% Efficiency Rating … $600.00
    • 92% Efficiency Rating … $400.00

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Open through the lunch hour)

Lisa Gappa:  lgappa@emmetsburg.com
Jenna Shirk:  jshirk@emmetsburg.com
Kimberly Kibbie:  kkibbie@emmetsburg.com


Pay By Phone:
Call toll-free 877-885-7968

Pay By Mail:
Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities
PO Box 417
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Pay Online: Click Here