Bernice Jones is committed to customers and the environment

Our leadership team at Clarksdale Public Utilities includes 40-year veteran Bernice Jones, manager of CPU’s Waste Water Treatment Plant. Over the course of her career, Bernice has become an expert in transforming waste water into environmentally safe water and protecting one of our most precious natural resources — the Sunflower River.

Over the course of Bernice’s career, the Waste Water Treatment Plant has maintained an excellent compliance record with all state and federal environmental requirements. Employees also must undergo a rigorous certification process to work at the plant and to advance.

We are fortunate to have Bernice contributing her leadership, knowledge and experience to improve our waste water operations. In the adjacent video, you can learn more about Bernice and the vital services her team performs every day for CPU customers and the environment.

Thanks to their hard work, we are following through on our Bright Future commitments to better serve customers.


Curtis D. Boschert

CPU General Manager

CPU: Water Treatment Plant

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 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.

Submit Streetlight Outage

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 Privacy Policies

News and Outages

CPU Weather Station

The Latest from CPU

Our Services



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 waste water in the CPU system. Waste water is treated at our state-of-the-art facility on Sunflower Avenue.

Contact Us


416 Third Street  |  PO Box 70
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Main/Outages: (662) 627-8499
Billing Inquiries: (662) 627-8411
Human Resources: (662) 627-8414