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Worthington Public Utilities (WPU) has received notification from our Regional Transmission Organization that there may be a shortage of electric generation capacity over the summer and that they may need to issue Energy Emergency Alerts (EEA's) in order to assure adequate generation to meet electric demand.

There are vaiours levels of EEA's that may be issued ranging from a request to voluntarily reduce electric usage (Level 2) to a requirement for utilities, including WPU, to reduce electric demand on the system through the implementation of rolling blackouts throughout the community (Level 3).

In addition to using local radio, our website ( and the City of Worthington Facebook page to notify customers of any EEA's issued, we will also be using the Nixle system currently used by Nobles County for severe weather alerts and other important information.

In order to stay informed, Worthington Public Utilities encourages all of our customers to subscribe to Nixle alerts.  You can begin receiving Nixle alerts by texting 56187 to 888777.  You may also subscribe by going to

This is a free service and is a great way to stay informed of any energy emergency alerts or severe weather watches or warnings that may be issued for our area.

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Wpu News

Is Your Water Softener Set Correctly??
Apr 1, 2022

The recently issued discharge permit for Worthington’s municipal wastewater treatment facility includes a limit on the chloride concentration in the treated water that is discharged from the plant and that limit becomes more restrictive over
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It's Your System....Help Us Take Care of It!
Aug 13, 2021

The Worthington Public Utilities (WPU) Wastewater Department maintains nearly sixty miles of sanitary sewer mains throughout the City of Worthington.  Wastewater from nearly every building in the community is carried by the sanitary sewer collection
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Helpful Links

City of Worthington The Salvation Army Heat Share Program Gopher State One Call WPU Rebate Program