Electric (Line)


The Webster City Municipal Electric Utility was established in March of 1890 and is located at 309 Third Street.

 The Line Department is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the electric distribution system for Webster City and surrounding areas which consists of both overhead and underground wire.  The department does all tree trimming, meter testing, street light and traffic signal work for the City.

 The city of Webster City also owns and maintains approximately 130 miles of rural line.  We also sell power and in turn maintain the electric distribution system for the City of Woolstock, Pleasant Hill Cooperative and Cass Line Cooperative.  We have also begun maintaining the electric lines for the City of Stanhope.

 The 8 full time and 1 part-time meter tech/substation tech must work in all types of weather conditions, some extreme, to maintain continuous power to our customers.  They are responsible for furnishing power from the City’s three 20 megawatt substations to individual customers.

 The City currently has 3,850 residential meters; 529 commercial meters and 12 industrial meters.  All of the power supplied to these customers is purchased from Cornbelt Power Cooperative in Humboldt, Iowa.

 If you encounter a power outage, downed wire or pole, tree limbs on or near wires, or a street light out you can call 832-9159 during our working hours of 7:00-4:00 Monday-Friday.  If you have an emergency after hours please call the Police Department at 832-9166.


309 3rd Street

Webster City, IA 50595

(515) 832-9159