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Bonnie Abel
Customer & Energy Services Manager
Ph: (218) 773-1163

Jeff Olson
Distribution Superintendent
Ph: (218) 773-0515

Randy Rapacz
Water Plant Superintendent
Ph: (218) 773-1511

600 DeMers Ave.
P.O. Box 322
East Grand Forks, MN  56721

Ph: (218) 773-1163
Fx: (218) 773-6127

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The East Grand Forks Water and Light is a municipal utility serving the residents of East Grand Forks with electricity and water since 1909. With a staff of 25 hard-working men and women, we are committed to supplying safe, reliable utilities to our residents.

  • Distributing electricity that is purchased from Western Area Power Administration and Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
  • Distributing the water to the residents and businesses 
  • Maintaining a professional and friendly relationship with our customers
  • Maintaining all water and electric distribution lines 
  • Producing potable water from the Red Lake River 
  • Reading meters and billing out electric and water usage

Dan Boyce
General Manager
Ph:(218) 773-1163

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Scott Gravseth Retires After            37 Years

Scott Gravseth, Distribution System Superintendent of the East Grand Forks Water & Light Dept has announced that he will retire June 1, 2015. 

Over his 37 years of dedicated service with the Department, Scott has held many positions.  On June 1, 1978 Scott began his career as a Water Service Worker, and in 1979 he had completed the education to become an Electric Lineman.  Moving up the ladder in 1994, he became the Assistant Line Foreman, and then to Line Foreman in 1997.  Finally, in May of 2003, he became the Distribution System Superintendent and supervised the water and electric distribution department, which included flood wall supervision, when necessary.

It has been a privilege to work with Scott.  We would like to wish him success and happiness in his future endeavors – may they be all that you hoped for! 

Be Wary of Offers to Insure Your Water Line

The East Grand Forks Water and Light is asking residents to be wary of letters a Connecticut company is sending to homeowners urging them to purchase private “water service line” insurance.  The utility has received several complaints about the letters, which the company — HomeServe — has been sending to homeowners in East Grand Forks and possibly other areas.

Although the information presented in the letters is factual — homeowners are responsible for repairs to the water lines that connect their home’s plumbing to a water main — the EGF Water and Light is not affiliated with HomeServe and does not support or oppose its services.

We urge residents to be cautious, because while a homeowner could purchase the insurance, the chance a homeowner will have to make a major repair to their water service line is pretty low.  Property owners are urged to read the fine print of the proposed coverage and determine if the long-term costs warrant such coverage.

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