New Austin Utilities building plans moving forward


AUSTIN, Minn. – The Austin Utilities Board of Commissioners has unanimously voted to move forward with building a new central facility. Now, we’re learning more about the project.

The company currently has three separate locations throughout Austin.
Two of those are downtown and they’re all aging and in need of repairs.

Building a new facility is expected to cost between 15 and 21 million dollars.
Company leaders tell us they’re working to make this change as cost-effective as possible for the customers.

“We know that we are spending money that our rate payers provide to us and we’re very mindful of that,” said Geoff Baker, President of the Austin Utilities Board of Commissioners.

On average, it’s estimated that the project will cost Austin Utilities customers about five to six dollars more each month.

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