Two years later, CPU is holding true to a Bright Future for Clarksdale

March 2019 was an exciting time at Clarksdale Public Utilities. We were rolling out our Bright Future improvement initiative and preparing to celebrate our 120th anniversary.

A lot has happened since then, but despite the challenges our community has experienced with the pandemic, we have worked hard to keep our focus on providing safe, reliable, affordable and convenient utility services to keep Clarksdale moving forward.

Knowing that utilities are available when you need them is the foundation of our service commitment. We are pleased that the reliability rate for our electrical system is over 99%, and that our water and sewer services have maintained compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

While making sure we covered the basics, we also introduced new technologies like the upgraded Powerline customer web portal and CPU mobile app, both of which provide 24/7 account access and make it easier for customers to do business with CPU.

By staying true to our Bright Future commitments, CPU is prepared to meet our customers’ current and future needs while upholding the values that have made us successful for the past 122 years. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our customers, and you can count on us to continue being trustworthy and responsible stewards of your utility system in the years ahead.


Curtis D. Boschert

General Manager, CPU

                               CPU Cares About Clarksdale

CPU is owned by the people of Clarksdale and is proud to be entrusted with the responsibility to provide the best service possible to our community. We are this community.

The 80+ CPU employees have family, friends, and connections that run deeply throughout Clarksdale. We will always strive to do everything we can to take care of our customers.


Helpful Information

If you need assistance with potholes and streets, stormwater drainage, refuse collection, mosquito control, or anything else related to the City of Clarksdale, please call Public Works – 662-621-8142

CPU collects the refuse collection fee and mosquito control fees on behalf of the City of Clarksdale, but all questions should be directed to the City’s Public Works Department.

Streetlight Outage – if you’ve noticed a streetlight out that is not a customer-rented light, please click the link below. CPU reports city streetligh  t outages to the Clarksdale Police Department for review. The Police Department has the ultimate say in any repairs or installation of streetlights within the City Limits of Clarksdale.

Consumer Confidence Report

Is our drinking water safe? See the latest Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report below.

Consumer Confidence Report 2017

Consumer Confidence Report 2018

Consumer Confidence Report 2019

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The CPU Water Department is charged with maintaining and making necessary improvements to the water system and ensuring that the water remains pure and meets rigid environmental regulations


CPU’s Electric department has proudly served the residential, commercial and industrial customers within the Clarksdale city limits since 1899. The system is operated and maintained by CPU employees with the goal of providing the citizens of Clarksdale with safe, reliable power at the most affordable rates possible.

Waste Water Treatment

CPU’s Waste Water Department is responsible for the proper collection of all wastewater in the CPU system. Wastewater is treated at our state-of-the-art facility on Sunflower Avenue.

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416 Third Street  |  PO Box 70
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Main/Outages and Other Inquiries: (662) 627-8499