Phone: 712-755-5182

2412 Southwest Ave, Harlan IA 51537

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Whole home DVR

Add a whole home DVR and watch recorded programs in any room. Pause and rewind live programs. Includes whole home wireless router.

Be safe. Save time. Call 811

Before you start to build a deck, install a fence, or put in new shrubs, ALWAYS call 811 to have underground utility lines marked.

Look For The Energy Star

Qualifying Energy start appliances receive a rebate from HMU. Check the brochure before you buy.

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Community Support

Harlan Municipal Utilities has always been a strong supporter of our community through direct cash & in-kind contributions to the City and through various economic development contributions.

  • HMU purchases, installs and maintains
    all street lighting within the City of Harlan. We're currently replacing High Pressure Sodium lights with energy efficient LED lighting.

  • HMU installs and maintains
    City Christmas lights, ornaments and lighting.

  • HMU installs and maintains
    emergency sirens.

  • HMU purchases, installs and maintains
    City fire hydrants.

  • HMU assists City of Harlan crews
    in snow removal each year.

  • HMU bills all sewer, landfill & sewer connection fees
    for the City of Harlan.

  • HMU Meter Reader Watch Program
    Employees look for anything suspicious as they pass a residence. A build-up of newspapers or mail is a signal to notify authorities that there may be a problem.

  • Any HMU vehicle is a Safe Haven for anyone needing assistance
    Especially children. They are taught in the classroom that they can approach a parked HMU vehicle at any time for help.

Photo Courtesy Shelby County Courthouse

Norman D. Stamp Aquatic Center

Photo courtesy of 
Chamber of Commerce

Therkildsen Activity Center

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