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.
Shawn Guidice, Superintendent



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

Shawn Guidice




Office Clerk
Sue Bovard
  Office Clerk
Michelle Mellang
Office Clerk
Erma Siekman



Waste Water Treatment Plant 
(812) 438-2449  
(812) 438-3075 

Water Superintendent
Scott Henry


Alan Poling
Dee Mondary
Bobby Scudder
Electric Department 
(812) 438-3685 
(812) 438-3662 
  Electric Foreman
Dale Turner

Rick Cochran

Rob Thies