City-owned Owatonna Public Utilities (OPU) provides natural gas, electric and water to all businesses within the city limits of Owatonna. OPU also serves many businesses outside the city limits — in Steele and Waseca Counties. The City of Owatonna provides sewer services. In addition, four other utility providers have service territory in the area and serve customers outside the city limits.
Technology-dependent businesses thrive in Owatonna, thanks to its extensive fiber optic infrastructure and provider network. Several major carriers offer high bandwidth, high-speed Internet services at prices comparable to major metro areas. Multiple phone companies provide commercial phone service, and cellular coverage is excellent. Few cities of any size can match Owatonna’s speed, access and reliability.