From telecommunications to water and electricity, Sioux Falls offers reliable, efficient and inexpensive service to help keep you focused on profits.
Sioux Falls offers a strong network of telecommunications services. As a regional hub for medical, back office, and retail services, the community is wired with multiple carriers for voice and data transport. The providers offer everything from the traditional residential services to optical OCX capacity with local and regional SONET protection. AT&T, Knology, Midcontinent Communications, CenturyLink, SDN Communications, Sprint and Verizon Business all maintain points of presence in the community. For our local providers, contact information is below:
MidAmerican Energy Company provides electric service to 732,000 customers and natural gas service to 714,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota.
provides electricity to more than 90 percent of the electrical customers in Sioux Falls — approximately 70,000 residential and commercial clients. Xcel also serves customers in 35 rural communities in eastern South Dakota, including a number in Minnehaha and Lincoln counties. The company owns and operates three combustion turbine-generating units at the Angus C. Anson plant site, which is located east of Sioux Falls. The plant utilizes natural gas and is capable of providing more than 400 megawatts of power and is generally used for peaking purposes. Xcel Energy offers a range of rate options, including interruptible rates that can provide industrial customers with significant savings.
Sioux Valley Energy
also provides electricity and a wide range of related services. Service is provided in the communities of Brandon, Colton, Corson, Crooks, Hartford, Humboldt, Lyons and Valley Springs, as well as portions of Sioux Falls. Sioux Valley Energy has more than 5,600 miles of distribution line serving nearly 21,000 residential, commercial and industrial accounts. In addition to basic central station electric services, Sioux Valley Energy also offers electrical wiring and repair, energy use advice and assistance programs, reduced rate and rebate programs for using electricity for space heating, controlled-use air-conditioning and water heating, and residential/commercial energy conservation assistance. Sioux Valley Energy's subsidiary, Sioux Valley Wireless, provides high speed Internet to customers in the region.
Southeastern Electric Cooperative
provides electrical services to consumer-members who live in the southern city limits of Sioux Falls and Lincoln, McCook, Turner and Hutchinson counties, and parts of Clay, Minnehaha and Union counties. The locally-owned Coop provides service to residential, commercial and industrial customers on a non-profit basis. The Coop serves about 15,000 meters and is one of the fastest-growing coops in the state. The Coop also offers incentive programs for ground source heat pumps, energy efficiency programs, off-peak heating, water heating, and all-electric heat for homes and businesses.
Three sources of water are currently available to the City of Sioux Falls. The Water Purification Plant has a capacity to treat up to 74 million gallons of water per day. 24 million gallons of drinking water can be stored in a combination of ground level and elevated storage facilities.
Construction continues on the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System
that will supply treated water from the Missouri River through 337 miles of pipeline to member communities and rural water systems, including Sioux Falls.
The Sioux Falls Department of Water Reclamation
oversees wastewater collection and treatment for the City. The sanitary sewer system consists of 817 miles of sewer pipe and 27 lift stations within the city.
The Division also provides treatment for final discharge to the Big Sioux River according to the conditions of the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The City currently has primary, secondary and tertiary treatment facilities. The state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility has an average flow capacity of 21 million gallons per day and can handle a peak flow of up to 42 million gallons per day. Average daily flows in 2011 were more than 17.4 million gallons per day.
Recycling/Sanitary Landfill/Green Project
The SFRSL, in operation since 1979, is the largest landfill in South Dakota and is operated under a solid waste permit from the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources. It is located approximately five miles west of Sioux Falls and has a service area covering five counties (Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha and Turner). The SFRSL has a total permitted area of approximately 709 acres.
Sioux Falls, in partnership with POET Biorefining-Chancellor, has taken "green" to a new level with the development of a landfill gas pipeline. The 11-mile, low-pressure pipeline provides methane gas to help power daily operations at the 105 million gallon per year POET ethanol plant in Chancellor, located southeast of Sioux Falls. Efforts to enhance recycling along with other sustainable measures that decrease environmental impacts will help to lengthen the life of the landfill which is currently estimated to be able to accept waste until the 2060s.