Hydrant Flushing

Beginning on May 17th, the Shakopee Public Utilities Water Department will be flushing hydrants in the following area:

17th Ave
CR 79  Compass_small Marschall Rd
Westchester Ln/Ave

If you have any questions or concerns please call the Water Department at 952-233-1503.  The benefits of having a flushing program can be viewed here.

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Fire Flow Testing

May 16th SEH Consultants will be conducting fire flow testing in Shakopee.  There will be 17 tests total and will cover every part of town.  It’s possible for this testing to cause discolored water.  The testing should be done by 2pm today.  Please call the water department at 952-233-1503 if you have any questions.

It is important to periodically test fire hydrants to determine what their capabilities would be in an emergency.

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Power Outage Update

We are aware of a power outage in northeast Prior Lake.  Crews are on site.  Power is expected to be restored by 11:30am.

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SPU is currently working with Star Energy to perform pole inspections throughout our service terrritory. You may see unfamiliar Star Energy vehicles/workers in your yard or neighborhood, but these are legitimate personnel. FYI – You may also hear loud, chainsaw-type noise while they are testing the poles. If you have any further questions you may call us at 952.445-1988.

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Today’s power outage on the E/SE end of town occurred as a result of an Xcel transformer issue at the Blue Lake Substation.  A squirrel climbed on one of the rails, shorting an insulator which in turn caused too much electrical flow into the transformer.  As a safety precaution, the transformer has a breaker that trips and can be reset once the fault is cleared.


The Blue Lake substation is the one substation within our service territory where Xcel Energy steps down the power and we distribute it from there.  Xcel was able to restore their transformer and in turn we were able to restore power to affected SPU customers.  The issue was resolved in less than an hour with no need to reroute any customers to a different SPU substation.

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