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RPU to do de-icing along Silver Lake

ROCHESTER, MN- Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) will continue performing routine de-icing along certain parts of Silver Lake throughout the winter months. Routine de-icing is necessary to sustain power plant cooling water system operations and to properly control Silver Lake water level. This work affects the ice thickness on Silver Lake in several locations.

During this time and throughout the winter months, RPU warns of thin ice and reminds people in the community to stay off the lake. Although, ice may look thick and safe to walk on, it still may not be safe to hold any amount of weight.

In the event that you see a person on the ice, please contact local law enforcement immediately.


About Rochester Public Utilities


As the municipal utility of Rochester, Minn., for more than 110 years, RPU provides high-quality and reliable electricity to over 47,000 customers.  Water customers number more than 36,000.  RPU continually investigates innovative technologies to help customers realize the best value from the services they receive.  Current initiatives include fuel cell research, wind power, and photovoltaic offerings.