Public Utilities

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The City of St. Cloud Public Services Section operates three public utilities; water, wastewater, and stormwater.
St. Cloud's drinking water is sourced from the Mississippi River and processed at the St. Cloud Water Treatment Facility in Hester Park, which has the capacity to treat 16 million gallons of water per day. To learn more about the city's drinking water, click here.
St. Cloud wastewater is treated at the award-winning St. Cloud Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) located in the city's far south side.  The WWTF services the communities of St. Cloud, St. Augusta, St. Joseph, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park.  It is designed to treat 13 million gallons of residential and industrial wastewater per day.  Most recently, the WWTF received 2014 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Platinum Certification.  To learn more about the city's wastewater management systems, click here.
210 miles of pipes, 8,000 catch basins, 200 outfalls, 150 treatment ponds and 100 infiltration treatment practices all serve to manage stormwater in St. Cloud.  The city follows an 18-goal Stormwater Management Plan to manage the quantity, volume and quality of stormwater that is released into the Sauk River, Mississippi River and area wetlands.  Many of the recommended best practices in the Stormwater Management Plan are enforced through the City of St. Cloud Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and Stormwater Use Code.  To learn more about the city's stormwater management system, click here.
Gas &Electricity
Gas and electric utilities in St. Cloud are provided through private carriers.  Xcel Energy supplies gas and electricity and Stearns Electric Association and East Central Energy provide electricity.
Local and long distance phone service is provided in St. Cloud by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.  Fiber service in St. Cloud is primarily served by Charter Communications and MidContinent Communications.  Fiber options are available on the National Broadband Map.  Downtown St. Cloud is home to a major regional Qwest communications hub along with several competing telecom companies.  This gives businesses located in Downtown St. Cloud an incredible Internet backbone capacity with a huge amount of long-haul fiber. The Downtown area has a complete technology infrastructure in place including fiber optic cable, SONET, OC48, as well as DSL, ATM exchanges, and T1 bandwidth technologies. These enterprise-grade services offer reliability and performance and can be scaled to meet any business need.