HMU 125 YEARS OLD
HARLAN – The Harlan Municipal Utilities will mark its 125th anniversary this year, with plans for a celebration this summer to highlight the years of service provided by the governmental agency to the community.
HMU’s annual municipal celebration is scheduled for June 14 and will be expanded this year to help the utilities commemorate the anniversary.
This week is special in itself, as January 20, 2016 marks the 125th anniversary of what would later become the Harlan Municipal Utilities (HMU). On that date in 1891, Harlan residents voted to establish city owned light plant and water works.
“The history of municipal electric and water service in Harlan is a long and interesting one,” said Doug Hammer, Director of Marketing and Stakeholder Relations for HMU.