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Alta’s Electricity is supplied by Corn Belt Power Cooperative and is a member of North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association (NIMECA) sharing generation and transmission resources.  Alta Municipal Utilities staff maintains and services the distribution of electricity to our customers.  Alta Municipal Utilities currently has 2 megawatt generators with the capacity to generate the entire load of Alta and to help the Southern Power Pool (SPP) grid in emergencies.



Alta-Tec offers a variety of services including internet.  You can customize your service to your needs by choosing the speed best suited for your needs or bundling your internet with our cable and/or phone services to save.



The city of Alta’s water is supplied by wells #6 and #7 drawing water from the Dakota Sandstone aquifer.  Treatment forced draft aeration is used in treatment and electrodialysis removal (EDR) is used for softening.  Finished water storage is provided by an 84,500 gallon ground storage tank and a 250,000 gallon water tower.  Alta Municipal Utilities staff maintains and services the distribution of this water to our customers as well as perform customer service and water meter installations. 


One Call

Before you dig make sure you call IOWA ONE CALL.  This free service will locate and mark your underground utilities to prevent any damage or outages that may be caused by the digging where utilities are buried.  Dial 811 or go online at at least 2 days before you dig.  It’s the law!

With Alta Municipal Utilities and Altatec you can receive quality products with high quality service. Our local office makes access to customer service close and personal. Signing up for our services is efficient and easily understood. Our service techs go above and beyond to get service to you in a timely manner and ensure you understand how everything works. Being able to handle all of your utilities and services out of one office makes transitions and monthly activities smooth and convenient.

Iowa One Call: Call 811 before you dig!

Contact Iowa One Call at or by dialing 8-1-1 at least two business days before digging so the underground utilities can be properly located and marked. It’s the law! The service to have your underground utilities marked is FREE.

Medical Necessity Customers:

Please notify our utility office if you have medical needs such as:

Home Dialysis

Life Support

Home Medical Equipment


This list in not intended for prior notification of unplanned outages such as storms that are beyond our control.