Restoration and Relationships

Mark Johnson, General Manager for CPU, was recently featured in the Clarksdale Press Register’s 2018 Profile Magazine, a publication that highlights “some of the things, places and people that make Clarksdale and Coahoma Country a great place.” You can read the full text of the story below, or click the link to view it the…

This Guy is a Thief

Space heaters can be expensive to run and are generally less efficient than central heating units. However, if you are usually in a single room of the house during the winter and do not want to heat up the entire home, then a space heater can cost less to operate. You can lower the temperature…

There’s Water in the Street!

At times residents may notice crews working at fire hydrants and see water running into the street may think that CPU is wasting water. The process of periodically “flushing” fire hydrants, however, is a necessary preventive maintenance activity. This process is part of a required maintenance program to maintain the integrity of the water system and…

CPU Responds to Emergency Request for Power

CLARKSDALE, Friday, January 19, 2018 – On the evening of Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) called Central Louisiana Electric Company (CLECO), which provides regulation and dispatching services for Clarksdale Public Utilities (CPU), with an emergency request for CPU to generate 35 MW of electricity with Units 8 and 9, the…

Finding More Ways to Serve

  At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Clarksdale Public Utilities Commission had a discussion about payment options and avenues available to customers of the utility. Steve Reed, CFO, suggested that the utility continue to find ways to better serve customers, including off-site bill payment and off-hours bill payment. Currently, options for payment after hours…