Electric & Water Distribution

DSC Crew 2022

Serving East Grand Forks since 1909, your Distribution Service Center (DSC) distributes and maintains all the electric power and drinking water to your home or business in East Grand Forks. Our top priorities are to maintain the electric lines, substations, and transformers so you have reliable electricity. And to maintain the water lines so that you have a constant source of water for your home or business.

Electric Frequently Asked Questions

What if my power goes out?
Answer (PDF)

What if my house will be vacant over the winter months?
Vacant Housing (PDF)

How do I report a street light that is out?
Street Light Fix-it Form

I want to dig in my yard, how do I locate buried utility lines?
Call Before You Dig (PDF)

I want to put up a fence or building. Can I build on the easement?
Easement Notice (PDF)

Can you tell me more about easements and right-of-ways?
Easements and Right-Of-Ways (PDF)

Why is my Electric Bill So High?
High Electric Usage (PDF)

What is a Kwh?

What do I do if I am on Life Support and there is a power outage?
Medical Life Support Program Guidelines
Medical Life Support Program Enrollment Form

Do you have any electrical safety tips?
Stay Safe (PDF)

Water Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I think there is a water leak in the street?
Water Main Leaks (PDF)

Is it my responsibility to fix my curb stop?
Water Lines (PDF)

Does East Grand Forks water meet quality standards?
Quality Standards (PDF)

Review some links with information on precautions to control lead in drinking water:
Minnesota Department of Health
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Why is my Water Bill so High?
Water Bill and Usage (PDF)

I am a contractor and would like to get water from one of the City Hydrants?
2023 Contractor Use of Hydrants (PDF)