Owatonna Public Utilities is informing all customers that April utility bills could be more than double compared to a year ago at this time.

The extended cold weather, sub-zero temperatures and natural gas price spikes increased costs significantly. It is likely there will be higher Purchase Gas Adjustments for several months for all customers.

Owatonna Public Utilities is encouraging energy conservation to help lower utility bills. For questions and further assistance, please contact OPU Customer Service at 507-451-2480 or visit their website at owatonnautilities.com.