Hydrant Flushing will occur October 21-31

Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities will be flushing the hydrants between October 21-31, weather permitting.

You may experience discolored water during the week.  The water is safe for consumption.

Residents are advised to exercise care when doing laundry during this period and to check the water for clarity before using.  It is suggested that a quantity of water be allowed to run to the sewer before washers are filled.

Please call our office at 712-472-2511 if you have any questions.

Rock Rapids Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Soccer 2020

Halloween Parade

Join participating businesses for the downtown Halloween Parade on Friday, Oct. 30 at 4 pm.
Parade begins at Sunshine Foods.

Rock Rapids Craft and Vendor Show

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair

United Fund 2020

Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative Walk

Let’s get Walkin’ Rocky!
Join us Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 12-12:30 pm at the Depot by the trail entrance for a 30 minute walk.

Wine Walk

Join participating businesses for the 2nd Annual Wine Walk Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1-4 pm.
Advanced tickets are avail. at the Chamber office for $20, $25 day of.
Participants will receive a wine glass & coupons while they stroll up & down Rock Rapids tasting wine & shopping!

Fall Open Houses

Shop participating businesses Thursday, Sept. 17-Saturday, Sept. 19 for Fall Open Houses.
Check business Facebook pages for in store specials & store hours.

Iowa Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced that more Iowa small business owners and nonprofits are now eligible to receive financial assistance with electric and natural gas utility bills.

Eligibility criteria for the Iowa Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program has been expanded to include utility assistance for eligible small businesses and nonprofits for electric or natural gas service provided between March 17, 2020 and October 15, 2020.

Eligible small businesses and nonprofits must have experienced a COVID-19 loss of income. Full eligibility information and the application is available at iowabusinessrecovery.com. The program will accept applications through October 31 or until all funds have been exhausted.

The program will provide short-term relief in the form of direct payments to utility providers to be applied to accounts. A minimum of $400 and up to $7,500 can be applied towards utility bill costs for eligible small businesses and nonprofits. The state allocated approximately $14.5 million of federal CARES Act funds for the program when launched in early July.

“We’re pleased to announce the extension and expansion of the utility assistance available to COVID-19 impacted small businesses and nonprofits as they work tirelessly to recover from the far-reaching impacts of the unparalleled pandemic,” said IEDA and Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director Debi Durham.

Questions regarding the Iowa Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program can be addressed by calling 515.348.8914 (toll free: 855.300.2342).