Breckenridge Public Utilities
420 Nebraska Ave
Breckenridge, MN 56520
Open: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Emergency Service: Weekdays after 5, weekends & holidays call (218)643-5506
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Services & Utilities
Breckenridge Public Utilities services electric, water and sewer to the City of Breckenridge. Because the city has its own municipal utilities, it is able to maintain electrical usage rates among the lowest in the state. The Municipal Utilities is governed by a five-member commission.
Breckenridge has two wells which receive water from the Wahpeton Buried Valley Aquifer. The City has a 1.3 million gallon storage capacity including the water plant and water tower. The new water plant is currently capable of producing 1 million gallons per day. The plant is more than capable of meeting the cities current peak demand of 775,000 gallons. Current daily usage averages approximately 250,000 GPD in the winter and approximately 450,000 GPD in the summer months. The city has a sewage lagoon system consisting of five cells covering 121 acres. The sewage treatment plant has a capacity of 1,000,000 gallons/day. The average demand is 400,000 gallons with a peak demand that can exceed 650,000 GPD.
Letter to Residents regarding water issue on May 10th, 2019 ~Click Here
The City of Breckenridge has a municipal electric utility with power being purchased from the Department of Energy and Missouri River Energy Services.
To report a street light out call (218)643-4681. If possible, have the pole number for accuracy. Click here for example
Breckenridge is serviced by Great Plains Natural Gas Company 877-267-4764.
Garbage is provided by an independent contractor. Area garbage contractors are: Waste Management 701-642-8403, Fraedrich Transport, Inc. 701-642-2262 and T&G Sanitation 701-242-8206.
Other helpful links:
Public Utilities Department
Director of Public Service
Electric Line Crew
Brian Wika, Foreman
Curt Berg, Foreman
Laurie Christensen, Finance Officer
Lori Gefre, Billing Clerk
Water Treatment Plant
Breckenridge Public Utilities Commissioners
Dennis Larson, President
Gordon Martinson, Vice President
Mark Lorenz, Secretary
Breckenridge Public Utilities Commission meetings are open to the public & are held on the first & third Monday of each month at 2 pm in the City Hall, Council Chambers.
Breckenridge Public Utilities Commission Meeting Minutes:
06-17-19 No Meeting
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