While enjoying spring, remember to play it safe!

Warmer weather is definitely in the air! Neighborhoods throughout Clarksdale are coming to life with the sights and sounds of the season — mowing, blowing leaves, landscaping, planting flowers, trimming trees, starting home improvement projects and, of course, spring cleaning.

While we’re excited about the change of seasons, we also need to be mindful about safety. It’s no surprise that injuries tend to rise this time of year when more of us spend time working outdoors. Spring also can be a season of stormy and sometimes even violent weather, bringing winds that are strong enough to blow down power lines.

For these reasons, CPU is reminding customers to make sure they play it safe this spring by following important safety reminders. This includes being safe when working near power lines around your home or trimming trees that contact power lines or electrical equipment. Even though you may think you’re a safe distance away, electricity can travel or “arc,” potentially causing serious or even fatal injuries.

Please take a moment to watch this short safety video and make sure you and your family enjoy a safe and injury-free spring.


Curtis D. Boschert

CPU General Manager

CPU Spring Safety

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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.

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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 streetlight 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.

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