||If Emmetsburg can do it, why can't my town?
Emmetsburg remains a long way from actually forming a government utility. The process ahead of the town in achieving regulatory approvals and court settlements could take 10 or more years and many millions of dollars. Other cities have studied the issue, and spent lots of money in pursuit of it, but the fact is that no city has taken over a utility in nearly 30 years. It's an idea whose time has passed.