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13069 Orono Parkway
P.O. Box 430
Elk River, MN 55330-0430
Phone: 763.441.2020
Fax: 763.441.8099
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Builder / Contractor

Electric Service Requirements

Residential Home Builder/Owner

  1. Home Builder/Owner shall complete the Residential Electric Service Agreement.
  2. Prepay connection fee per ERMU fee schedule, plus tax, which includes cost of furnishing and installing up to 200’ of electric service to the house by Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU).  Wire footages over 200’ will be assessed an additional charge per fee schedule.  Service entrance shall be located as one of the following:
    1. By-Pass meter socket located within 10 feet of the closest corner of building from point of electric service at a point 4 ½ feet above grade.  ERMU furnishes, installs, and maintains secondary conductor to meter socket.
    2.  At service pedestal on meter post.  Owner furnishes, installs, and maintains secondary conductor from service pedestal to home. 
  1.  ERMU will require before final hook-up, the inspection sheet from a licensed electrician or the State Electrical Inspector. 
  1.  Between November 1st and April 15th, the Utilities will provide frost trenching for an additional charge per fee schedule.  Frost trenching must be done by ERMU.  Third party contracting is not permitted. 

Residential Electric Service Agreement
Additional Residential Electric Service Agreement
Temporary Electric Service Agreement

 

 Residential Developer

  1. Developer shall complete the Residential Electric Developer Service Agreement. 
  2. Provide 3 plat maps 11” X 17” with easements and CADD CD of development. 
  3. Prepayment of charges per ERMU fee schedule, plus tax, or an irrevocable letter of credit will be required before Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) begins installing the primary and secondary electrical system.  
  4.  Project needs to be near final grade for installation of underground primary and secondary electric.  
  5.  Provide scheduling for when ERMU can install facilities as we need to be there before other utilities, including curb and gutter or blacktop, otherwise additional charges will be assessed. 
  6.  Street lights are furnished and installed by ERMU.  Street lights are required at all intersections and at end of all cul-de-sacs and at mid-block provided that no lights are spaced closer than 300 feet.  Street lighting layout shall be approved by ERMU and shall be consistent with the standard type of lighting currently being utilized by the City to provide for a uniform City street lighting system.  The costs, per the ERMU fee schedule, shall be paid before work is to begin. 

 Residential Developer Electric Service Agreement

 

Commercial Developer/Builder
  1. Developer shall complete the Commercial & Industrial Service Agreement.  
  2. Provide 3 plat maps 11” X 17” with easement and GPS shape files of development. 
  3.  Meet with Electric Line Superintendent to finalize scope of project and establish estimate of charges for facility.  These costs are generally one half of Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) costs to electrically serve the facility. 
  4. Prepayment of charges or an irrevocable letter of credit will be needed before work begins by ERMU.  
  5.  Provide scheduling for when ERMU can install facilities as we need to be there before other utilities, including curb and gutter or blacktop, otherwise additional charges will be assessed. 
  6. ERMU will require the inspection sheet from a licensed electrician or the State Electrical Inspector before final hook-up.
  7. Meters will be banked and located as near as possible to the service entrance switch,  and on the outside of the building so it can be accessible without entering the premises.  Apartment building meter banks may be located in a qualified interior room with prior Utility approval.
Commercial & Industrial Electric Service Agreement

Commercial Developer Electric Service Agreement

Fee Schedule

2017 Fee Schedule

HVAC Contractors


Elk River Municipal Utilities offers rebates to our customers who purchase ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, central air conditioners, or electronically commmutated blower motors that meet certain criteria.  In order for customers to receive a central air conditioner or air source heat pump rebate, the installation contractor must a certified contractor and be registered in the Residential Central Air Conditioning/Airsource Heat Pump Program.  Customers can click here to access the list of registered contractors.  For your convenience you can sort the list by name, city or zip code.

For HVAC professionals that are not currently participating, click here to register. 

Certified contractors can order rebate forms through http://hvacreducation.net/gre/registration/.  Contractors will also have the ability to update their contact information on the site. 


Wiring Diagram

Elk River Municipal Utilities wiring diagram can be a useful tool when working on meter installations.  If you have questions about the Electric Vehicle or Geothermal wiring diagram, please contact one of our Meter Technicians at 763.441.2020. 

2S Electric Vehicle and Geothermal

 

Water Service Requirements

Residential Home Builder/Owner

  1.  All street disruption and water access fees must be paid before connecting to the City Water System.
  2.  All water service curb stops that are required to be located must be called in to  ERMU at least 24 hours prior to digging (except emergencies), rush jobs do not constitute an emergency. 
  3.  All water connections must be inspected by the City Building Inspection department, or their designated inspector prior to back filling of water service trench.  Slope of trench must be in accordance with OSHA rules.  If this is not possible, a trench box must be installed for inspections.  A 24 hour advance notice is required. 
  4.  All pipe used in a water service shall be type K - 1” (one inch) copper pipe, up to the curb stop,  larger  than 2” shall be ductile iron pipe up to the curb stop. Only one coupling (flared or silver soldered only) between the water service valve (curb stop) from the curb stop to the building is allowed.  Plastic pipe may be used for water service pipe only up to the water meter.  Particular care shall be taken to avoid sharp edges in contact with the pipe and provide for expansion and contraction.  All service connections larger than 2” (two inches) are required to be pressure tested at 150 lbs. (one hundred fifty  pounds) psi for 1 (one) hour with no loss of  pressure.  AWWA approved Polyethylene (PE) – B72.1 –D2239 material is required for water services.  All fire protection lines shall have detector check valves. 
  5.  An angle meter valve is required for all 2” (two inch) and smaller services.   Valves must be manufactured in compliance with: ANSI/AWWA C800,  brass components conform to ASTM B62 & ASTM B584, UNS C83600-85-5-5-5,  PTFE coated brass ball, rated for 300 PSIG water pressure, blow out proof  EPDM port seals, End piece joint sealed with an EPDM o-ring and thread locker. 
  6.  Where pressure reducers are required, the pressure reducer (supplied by plumber) will be located on the house side of the meter and before the second valve and meters will be marked with pressure reducer notation. 
  7.  Connection, access, and meter fees must be paid and a copy of the plumbing permit supplied, before delivery of the water meter will be made.  The current WAC fee per ERMU fee schedule, plus tax, will be paid at this time upon determination of total WAC units which is a function of building occupancy and is determined by the City Building Official. 
  8. Plumber to install meter and call ERMU for meter to be sealed at least 24 hours in advance
  9. The ERT will be installed by the water utility if necessary when the plumber has completed the setting of the water meter.  Notification by the plumber that the water meter has been set and is ready for the ERT, shall be done at least 24 hours prior to final plumbing inspection by the City Building Inspection Department.  No Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) will be issued until the ERT has been installed by ERMU and the meter has been sealed. 
  10.  Any damage to the ERT after it has been installed by ERMU will be the responsibility of the builder or property owner.

Residential Water Connection Agreement

Water Service Entrance Standards

Water Meter Installation Standards

 

Commercial Developer/Builder

  1. Execute Developers agreement with City of Elk River.
  2. Provide 3 plat maps with easements and GPS shape files of development. 
  3. Developer will design with City/Utility approval, water main system within platted area and install the same per City/Utility specifications. 
  4. ERMU will sell only one meter per building, of the required size and of the remote read type, for commercial and industrial service.  
  5. All street disruption and water access fees must be paid before connecting to the City Water system. 
  6. All water service valves that are required to be located must be called in to ERMU at least 24 hours prior to digging (except emergencies).  Rush jobs do not constitute an emergency. 
  7. All water connections must be inspected by the City Building Inspection department, or their designated inspector prior to back filling of water service trench.  Slope of trench must be in accordance with OSHA rules.  If this is not possible, a trench box must be installed for inspections.  A 24 hour advance notice is required.  
  8. All pipe used in a water service shall be type K - 1” (one inch) copper pipe, up to the curb stop, larger  than 2” shall be ductile iron pipe up to the curb stop. Only one coupling (flared or silver soldered only) between the water service valve (curb stop) from the curb stop to the building.  Plastic pipe may be used for water service pipe only up to the water meter.  Particular care shall be taken to avoid sharp edges in contact with the pipe and provide for expansion and contraction.  All service connections larger than 2” (two inches) are required to be pressure tested at 150 lbs. (one hundred fifty pounds) psi for 1(one) hour with no loss of  pressure.  AWWA approved Polyethylene (PE) – B72.1 –D2239 material is required for water services.  All fire protection lines shall have detector check valves. 
  9. An angle meter valve is required for all 2” (two inch) and smaller services. Valves must be manufactured in compliance with: ANSI/AWWA C800,  brass components conform to ASTM B62 & ASTM B584, UNS C83600-85-5-5-5,  PTFE coated brass ball, rated for 300 PSIG water pressure, blow out proof  EPDM port seals, End piece joint sealed with an EPDM o-ring and thread locker.   \
  10. Where pressure reducers are required, the pressure reducer (supplied by plumber) will be located on the house side of the meter and before the second valve and meters will be marked with pressure reducer notation.
  11.  Connection, access, and meter fees must be paid and a copy of the plumbing permit supplied, before delivery of the water meter will be made.  The current WAC fee per ERMU fee schedule, plus tax, will be paid at this time upon determination of total WAC units which is a function of building occupancy and is determined by the City Building Official.
  12. Plumber to install meter and call ERMU for meter to be sealed at least 24 hours in advance.
  13. The ERT will be installed by the water utility if necessary when the plumber has completed the setting of the water meter.  Notification by the plumber that the water meter has been set and is ready for the  ERT, shall be done at least 24 hours prior to final plumbing inspection by the City Building Inspection Department.  No Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) will be issued until the ERT has been installed by ERMU and the meter has been sealed
  14. Any damage to the ERT after it has been installed by ERMU will be the responsibility of the builder or property owner.
  15. All fire protection lines are required to have an approved detector check valve.

Commercial Water Connection Agreement


Pressure Reducing Valve

When street main pressure exceeds 80 psi, an approved pressure reducing valve shall be installed in the water service pipe near its entrance to the building to reduce water pressure to 80 psi or lower.  Where street water main pressures fluctuate significantly, the building water distribution system shall be so designed for the minimum pressure available. 

For help in determining if you’re in a low or high pressure area, click here to view a water territory map.

If you live in the bottom portion of the water territory (the brown area) then you live in the Low Water Pressure Zone where the pressure will remain below 80 psi.  No Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) is required. 

If you live in the upper portion of the water territory (the yellow area) then you live in the High Water Pressure Zone (HWPZ) where the pressure can exceed and remain above 80 psi.  A Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) is required.  Some area in the HWPZ with higher elevations may not require a PRV.

Please contact the Elk River Municipal Utilities office at 763.441.2020 with any questions.  


 

Fire Hydrant Meter Rental

If you need to draw water from a fire hydrant, you are required to rent a meter to do so.

How to Rent a Hydrant Meter

Sizes Available for Lease

Small Hydrant Meter (5/8”)

  •          Used for smaller construction projects; such as building a house
  •          Water flow is approximately 12 gallons per minutes; equivalent to a garden hose

Large Hydrant Meter (2 ½”)

  •          Used for larger construction projects

Fees

Small Hydrant Meter:

  •          Deposit: $150.00
  •          Hydrant Rental: $50.00 per week
  •          Usage Charges: $4.00 per unit (1 unit = 1000 gallons)

Large Hydrant Meter:

  •          Deposit:  $1,000.00
  •          Hydrant Rental:  $50.00 per week
  •          Usage Charges:  $4.00 per unit (1 unit = 1000 gallons)