Rising Sun Municipal Utilities – Your Utility Company

 

Welcome and Thank You for visiting the Rising Sun Municipal Utilities website.

RSMU began operations in June of 1939 when the City of Rising Sun purchased the Rising Sun Water and Light Company, a subsidiary of the Associated Electric Company. The City held a special election on May 2nd of that year in which residents voted to approve the purchase of both the waterworks and the electric utility.

In 1955, RSMU expanded its services to include offering sanitary wastewater collection and the Wastewater Treatment plant was constructed. Major renovations were completed in 2007 to increase capacity, meet Federal and State regulations, and improve operations.

In 1997 a new Electric substation with twin 7500 KW transformers and a second 300,000 gallon elevated water storage tower were constructed at the north end of the city.

In 2005 the Utility once again expanded its services to include offering wireless high-speed internet to the residents and businesses of Rising Sun and Ohio County.

In 2011 the construction of a new 800gpm water well to ensure the City has sufficient capacity for consumption and fire protection was completed
Orvcomm broadband is currently doing an upgrade to the system by incorporating the new 3.65 radios for a more complete coverage of Rising Sun area.

RSMU is directed by a five member Utility Service Board. The USB members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Each board member serves a four year term. The Utility Service Board meets on every second Wednesday of the month at 5:00PM at City Hall.

For your convenience, we have attached rates for each utility. Feel free to contact myself or our office staff if you have any questions or concerns.

If you have any utility problems, call 438-3616 Mon-Fri 8:00AM to 5:00PM. For after hours or weekend emergencies call 438-3737.
 
 
Sincerely,
Shawn Guidice, Superintendent



 

  

Utilities
  Rising Sun Municipal Utilities
(812) 438-3616 
(812) 438-4975
Fax

Superintendent 
Shawn Guidice

sguidice@orvcomm.com

 
   

 

Office Manager
Sue Bovard
esbovard@cityofrisingsun.com
Asst. Office Manager
Marcia Brett
mkbrett@cityofrisingsun.com
Office Clerk
Erma Siekman
esiekman@cityofrisingsun.com

Wireless Internet Technician

Brandon Cappel
brandon@orvcomm.com

Waste Water Treatment Plant 
(812) 438-2449  
(812) 438-3075 
Fax
rswwtp@orvcomm.com

Water Superintendent
Scott Henry

Lab Tech
Helen Fletcher

 

Operator
Alan Poling
Operator
Dee Mondary
  Laborer
Bobby Scudder
Electric Department 
(812) 438-3685 
(812) 438-3662 
Fax
rselect@orvcomm.com
 
  Electric Foreman
Don Walton 

  Lineman
Rick Cochran

  Lineman
Rob Thies

  Lineman
Dale Turner